The Legislative Council has passed a bill that will make it easier for overseas-trained doctors to practise in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Legislative Council has passed a bill that will make it easier for overseas-trained doctors to practise in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE

Hong Kong passes contentious bill allowing more overseas-trained doctors to practise in city, with applications ‘likely to open in third quarter next year’

  • The bill, which makes it easier for graduates of non-local medical schools to practise in city, faced heavy resistance from doctors’ representatives
  • Legislative Council votes 39-1 to approve government’s amendment to the Medical Registration Ordinance, ending months of bickering

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals
The Legislative Council has passed a bill that will make it easier for overseas-trained doctors to practise in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Legislative Council has passed a bill that will make it easier for overseas-trained doctors to practise in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA-EFE
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