A new policy proposal regarding foreign doctors practising in Hong Kong has reignited an old debate in the medical sector. Photo: Felix Wong A new policy proposal regarding foreign doctors practising in Hong Kong has reignited an old debate in the medical sector. Photo: Felix Wong
A new policy proposal regarding foreign doctors practising in Hong Kong has reignited an old debate in the medical sector. Photo: Felix Wong

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A long-simmering debate about foreign-trained doctors within Hong Kong’s medical community has boiled over amid new policy proposals

  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam has surprised many by revealing plans to amend the law to allow more overseas-trained doctors to practise locally
  • However, such a plan has long been unpopular with local practitioners, many of whom question whether it will actually solve the sector’s staffing shortage

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals
A new policy proposal regarding foreign doctors practising in Hong Kong has reignited an old debate in the medical sector. Photo: Felix Wong A new policy proposal regarding foreign doctors practising in Hong Kong has reignited an old debate in the medical sector. Photo: Felix Wong
A new policy proposal regarding foreign doctors practising in Hong Kong has reignited an old debate in the medical sector. Photo: Felix Wong
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