Hong Kong faces medical manpower crisis, government study warns

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Food and Health Bureau estimates the city will need more than 1,000 extra doctors by 2030, but critics say study fails to make accurate predictions

By Emily Tsang
South China Morning Post

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 11:22pm

Hong Kong may be forced to recruit hundreds of medics from overseas as the health sector will face a critical manpower shortage in just 10 years’ time, the government has warned.

In the city’s first comprehensive staffing review of more than 13 professions by the Food and Health Bureau, it projected a manpower crisis in nine of them, including dentists, general nurses, occupational…

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