The health secretary says bill opening the door for more overseas-trained doctors to work in Hong Kong will not result in lowered standards. Photo: Felix Wong
The health secretary says bill opening the door for more overseas-trained doctors to work in Hong Kong will not result in lowered standards. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong’s new exam exemption for overseas doctors won’t ‘ruin the system’, health chief says in defending controversial bill

  • List of 100 medical schools whose graduates will be approved for the exemption due in the latter half of 2022, Sophia Chan says
  • Aimed at addressing a ‘serious shortage’ of doctors, the bill was passed 39-1 on Wednesday amid strong opposition from the local medical sector

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals
The health secretary says bill opening the door for more overseas-trained doctors to work in Hong Kong will not result in lowered standards. Photo: Felix Wong
The health secretary says bill opening the door for more overseas-trained doctors to work in Hong Kong will not result in lowered standards. Photo: Felix Wong
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