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Mainland doctors, nurses to work at public hospitals


The Hospital Authority (HA) on Thursday stated 9 specialized physicians and 70 nurses from the mainland will come and operate at public health centers in Hong Kong next month under exchange programs.

The Greater Bay Area Healthcare Talents Exchange Programmes, revealed by the HA in 2015, will enable medical professionals, nurses, radiographers and Chinese medication professionals from the mainland to practice in the SAR for an amount of time.

The medical professionals, originating from the Greater Bay Area with minimal registration given by the Medical Council, specialise in locations such as breathing medication and contagious illness, to name a few. They will operate at healthcare facilities of the Kowloon Central, Kowloon West and New Territories West clusters.

The 70 nurses, who are from Guangdong, have actually operated in the medical field for approximately 8 years.

Henry Fan, the authority’s chairman, stated authorities are likewise taking a trip overseas to hire skill. The HA’s president, Tony Ko, will be amongst the group checking out London next week.

“Hiring a physician working overseas to come work here isn’t that simple, since they’ve currently developed their roots in lots of locations and foreign nations,” he stated.

“We do not anticipate to get them all to concur in the couple of days of our journey to London. Medical professional [Tony] Ko is prepared, and he’s bringing consultation letters, so they can right away register if they wish to. While we do not anticipate this to take place, we wish to take the initial step.”

Ko, for his part, stated it is prematurely to approximate the number of individuals will be hired, however included that any physician are invited.

Since January this year, the turnover rate over the previous year was 7.2 percent for full-time medical professionals with about 455 resignations. In the exact same duration, the HA employed 511 physicians.

When it comes to the attrition rate of full-time nurses, it stood at 11.2 percent for the duration.

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