3.3.2005

Press statement

Hong Kong Doctors Union has 1,700 members and is the unique trade union with doctor members in public and private services. Registered with the Trade Union Registry to look after the interests and rights of doctors in their employer employee relationship, Hong Kong Doctors Union is committed to upgrade the standard of medical doctors to cater for the health of the community of Hong Kong.

Primary Care Doctors not represented in Health and Medical Development Advisory Committee

Hong Kong Doctors Union is most concerned about the composition of the recently appointed Health and Medical Development Advisory Committee for Healthcare Development. Despite the emphasis by the Secretary for Health, Welfare & Food that he wants to further develop the primary healthcare of Hong Kong particularly the family physician system, there is not one single primary care doctor in this Committee.

We call on the government to be truly sincere in promoting private medical care particularly the family doctor system by revamping the structure of the Committee.

The Secretary’s misbelief

We are further disheartened to hear Dr. York Chow’s remark that relative to the income of doctors, the premium for medical professional indemnity is not considered high. He should not carry on the myth that doctors are all rich. It does not tally with his repeated statement about the serious imbalance of healthcare with patients over-reliant on the public sector, while the private doctors are struggling to survive.

Contact person: Dr. Yeung Chiu Fat, President, Hong Kong Doctors Union
Pager: 7838 2831

 

新 聞 稿

香港西醫工會,擁有一千七百多名會員,是香港唯一由公營及私營醫生聯合組成的工會組織,根據工會註冊條例,香港西醫工會不單關注醫生的權益及其僱傭關係,更以提升醫生的專業水平,達致民康為己任。

醫療發展諮詢委員會缺乏家庭醫生意見

香港西醫工會非常關注最近受委任的健康與醫療發展諮詢委員會之組合。縱使衞生福利及食物局局長曾強調香港應該加強發展基層醫療,及家庭醫生制度。該委員會成員中連一個基層醫生也沒有。

我會懇請政府加強委員會的結構,真誠推廣基層醫療,尤其是家庭醫生制度。

局長的誤解

對於周一嶽醫生所說「以香港醫生的收入,專業保險費一點也不高」的說法,我會深感遺憾。他不該把所有醫生視為有錢人的神話延續下去。明顯地這與他一向所指稱公私醫療失衡,太多病人倚賴公共醫療,而私家醫生則掙扎求存的說法互相矛盾。

聯絡人:香港西醫工會會長楊超發醫生

聯絡電話: 7838 2831

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