A protester brings along a child as localists and doctors voice opposition to a migrant scheme that they say is contributing to overcrowded hospitals. Photo: Nora Tam A protester brings along a child as localists and doctors voice opposition to a migrant scheme that they say is contributing to overcrowded hospitals. Photo: Nora Tam
A protester brings along a child as localists and doctors voice opposition to a migrant scheme that they say is contributing to overcrowded hospitals. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong doctors join localist protest against one-way permit scheme, as mainland migrant influx blamed for stretched hospitals

  • Radiation therapist says seven in 10 patients daily are new migrants from mainland, contributing to overcrowding in city’s health care system
  • Permit scheme was launched in the 1980s to encourage family reunifications, allowing 150 mainlanders to settle daily

Topic |   Anti-mainland China sentiments
A protester brings along a child as localists and doctors voice opposition to a migrant scheme that they say is contributing to overcrowded hospitals. Photo: Nora Tam A protester brings along a child as localists and doctors voice opposition to a migrant scheme that they say is contributing to overcrowded hospitals. Photo: Nora Tam
A protester brings along a child as localists and doctors voice opposition to a migrant scheme that they say is contributing to overcrowded hospitals. Photo: Nora Tam
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