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SFH on Medical Council reform

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Following is the transcript of remarks made by the Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, after attending the spring gathering of the Hospital Authority today (February 27):

Reporter: The Hong Kong Medical Association released a report yesterday saying that majority of the respondents are against the Government changing the proportion of ...

Secretary for Food and Health: I am aware of the views from our medical colleagues regarding the proposed reform of the Medical Council. I would like to stress that the Medical Council is a very important mechanism whereby the profession, the Government and the public work together in collaborative spirit to safeguard the health of Hong Kong people through ensuring the professional standard and conduct of our medical doctors. The Medical Council is not a forum for the Government to work against the profession. Instead, the Government upholds the very important spirit of professional autonomy.

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

Ends/Saturday, February 27, 2016
Issued at HKT 14:45


12 Apr 2019