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SFH on pregnant nurses and Medical Registration Ordinance

     Following is the transcript of remarks made by the Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, after attending a public function today (April 22):

Reporter: (On pregnant nurses exempted from night shift duty,) would 32 weeks be too late?

Secretary for Food and Health: I would like to stress again that the Hospital Authority (HA) is now conducting a review on the mechanism for relieving our pregnant staff from some of the duties. In the process, HA certainly would consider opinions given by relevant specialists, including our specialists in obstetrics and gynecology.

Reporter: (On Hong Kong Medical Association's response to Medical Registration (Amendment) bill)

Secretary for Food and Health: Let me repeat that the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine is the highest academic organisation in the specialist training in Hong Kong. At the same time, it is also a statutory organisation with its own internal rules and regulations. We should respect the Council of the Academy in determining what is the appropriate procedure for the election of their representatives to the Hong Kong Medical Council.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Friday, April 22, 2016
Issued at HKT 20:12


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