Limited Registration application for public doctors

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
     The Hospital Authority (HA) today (December 16) submitted to the Medical Council of Hong Kong (MCHK) the applications of 11 non-local doctors for Limited Registration to serve in public hospitals. Among the 11 applications, five are new applications while the other six are for renewal.
     "Facing doctor manpower shortages and workload issues in various clinical units, the recruitment of non-local doctors has been supported by the respective Central Co-ordinating Committees and endorsed by the HA Task Force on Limited Registration Scheme," the HA spokesman said. 
     The five new applications of Limited Registration submitted to the MCHK today comprise three in Anesthesia, one in Internal Medicine and one in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  Regarding the renewal applications for six non-local doctors (three in Anesthesia, two in Family Medicine and one in Internal Medicine), their one-year Limited Registration will expire in the first quarter of 2017. 
     Currently, there are 12 non-local doctors working in public hospitals as Service Residents under Limited Registration in the specialties of Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Paediatrics and Radiology to help relieve manpower pressure in the respective units.

Ends/Friday, December 16, 2016
Issued at HKT 16:10