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Patrick Nip views jab service

Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip visited the headquarters of Sun Hung Kai Properties today to view the administration of a COVID-19 vaccine to its staff through the Government’s outreach vaccination service.   Sun Hung Kai Properties is the first property developer to participate in the outreach vaccination service. About 200 staff members received the BioNTech jab at its Wan Chai headquarters today. The company grants staff vaccination leave on the day they get the jab and the following day.   Mr Nip said: “Staff members of developers and their subsidiary property management companies have a wide range of contact with the public. People can protect themselves and their families by receiving COVID-19 vaccines. It can also safeguard the health of employees and maintain normal business operations.   “This will create a win-win-win situation for employers and employees as well as their customers.”   He called on various industries to encourage their employees to get vac

Medical registration bill clarified

The Medical Registration (Amendment) Bill 2021 does not intend to pave the way for the introduction of Mainland doctors, the Government clarified today.   The Government made the statement in response to a recent unfounded online commentary on the bill.   It reiterated that those who wish to become a doctor with special registration must be a Hong Kong permanent resident. The bill aims to attract Hong Kong permanent residents who are doctors in any place outside Hong Kong to return to the city and serve in the public healthcare sector.   The amendment is not intended to abolish the current licensing examination system but to create a new pathway for qualified non-locally trained doctors to practise in the public healthcare sector of Hong Kong on the premise of ensuring the quality of doctors, the Government said.   It pointed out that doctors with special registration are subject to multiple supervisions to ensure quality, while locally trained doctors can obtain full registration after completing the internship. The Government is actually imposing a higher requirement on non-locally trained doctors.   It also noted that the current registration system is ineffective, causing the proportion of non-locally trained doctors to drop significantly to an average of 13% for the five years between 2015 and 2019.    Additionally, the bill does not bypass the Medical Council and non-locally trained doctors will still need to register under the council and be subject to its disciplinary regulation like local doctors, it said.   The Government plans to submit the bill to the Legislative Council on June 2.
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