China News Service, Hong Kong, April 27 (Xinhua) The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Department of Health announced on the 27th the first batch of 27 medical qualifications recognized by the Special Registration Committee.

The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, said on the same day that it is necessary for Hong Kong to attract doctors from home and abroad to serve in Hong Kong.

  Carrie Lam posted on social platforms that day, expressing her heartfelt thanks to the mainland medical team sent by the central government to Hong Kong to participate in the treatment of new crown patients.

They work closely with local medical staff, consult together, prescribe together, and review patients' conditions together.

  Carrie Lam believes that the experience of the mainland medical team participating in the treatment of patients in Hong Kong this time shows that no matter whether doctors receive training locally or elsewhere, as long as they come from an accredited and high-level medical school, they have the "heart of parents of doctors". Professional attitude, can be without distinction between each other, through communication, work together to treat patients.

  Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said that this is exactly what she believes in fighting for the introduction of non-locally trained doctors, both inside and outside the SAR government, to solve the chronic shortage of manpower in Hong Kong's public medical system.

  In October last year, the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passed the "Physician Registration (Amendment) Ordinance 2021", which establishes that non-locally trained doctors with recognized qualifications can work as doctors in public institutions in Hong Kong, and in the future, they may meet certain conditions in Hong Kong. Formally registered to practice.

  The Department of Health of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government announced on the 27th the list of the first batch of 27 medical qualifications recognized by the Special Registration Committee, from medical schools in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the United States, and Singapore universities.

  Carrie Lam said this was an important step towards bringing in non-locally trained doctors.

She emphasized that the two local medical schools are very outstanding and have produced many talents.

But whether the ageing population in Hong Kong increases the pressure on the public medical system or Hong Kong is determined to develop life sciences and needs more medical talents, it is necessary for Hong Kong to attract doctors from home and abroad to serve in Hong Kong.

At the same time, the SAR Government will still support the continued development of the two medical schools.

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