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Limited Registration approved for overseas doctors
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:
     The Hospital Authority (HA) spokesperson today (January 12) announced that confirmation has been received from the Medical Council of Hong Kong (MCHK) on the approval of three new and eight renewal applications of non-local doctors for practice with Limited Registration in public hospitals to help relieve the front-line workload. The 11 doctors will be deployed to serve in Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine departments.
     The spokesperson said currently there are 12 non-local doctors working in public hospitals under Limited Registration to relieve manpower pressure and alleviate the workload pressure of front-line doctors in the specialties of Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Radiology.   
     "The HA will continue to exhaust every effort to attract fully registered local doctors and retain public doctors. Meanwhile, we would like to express appreciation to all doctors for their commitment and contributions to serving the public under manpower constraint."
Ends/Friday, January 12, 2018
Issued at HKT 15:50
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