Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu, speaking at the 13th anniversary celebration of the Department of Internal Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of HKU today (100 December), said that public health security is one of the main areas of national security, and the Hong Kong Government attaches great importance to improving medical services to protect the health of the public.
Mr Lee said medical funding increased by 6% compared with the previous financial year
In his speech, Mr Lee pointed out that public health safety is one of the main components of national security, and the Hong Kong government allocated $900 billion in the medical sector this financial year, an increase of 6% compared with last year after deducting the additional costs allocated for the new crown last year, to improve clinical services, increase hospital beds, support drug delivery and teleconsultation, etc.
He also mentioned on many occasions the music video and song "Inside Qiankun" broadcast at the opening of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Faculty of Medicine of HKU, saying that he was very moved after listening to it, grateful for the medical profession's dedication to a better Hong Kong, and proud of the current position of HKU Faculty of Medicine as the second largest in Asia.
Lo: The pandemic has highlighted the serious challenges of medical manpower brought about by an ageing population
The Secretary for Health, Mr Lo Phong Mau, said in his speech that the ageing population has brought serious challenges to Hong Kong's medical manpower, and the novel crown epidemic in the past three years has also highlighted related problems, and the Government has been making efforts in this regard, in addition to attracting non-local doctors to Hong Kong, increasing the number of local medical students to 590 and funding funds to improve the educational facilities of the medical school.
In his opening remarks, Chief Executive Lee Ka-chiu said that public health security is one of the main parts of national security. (Photo by Liao Yanxiong)
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Regarding the shortage of medical manpower, Tse Hongfa, head of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of HKU, said that during the new crown, we can see the greatest shortage of internal medicine manpower, "because the Department of Internal Medicine is the hardest, and many medical students in disguise want to do internal medicine", but hope that the pressure of insufficient manpower can be alleviated after the epidemic. He also pointed out that the School of Medicine had previously gone to the UK to recruit medical and research staff, and has received at least 2 applicants who want to join the internal medicine team, and believes that they will receive resumes of different medical talents one after another.
100th Anniversary of the Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, HKU Kong Fanyi and others recorded songs
As for the song "Inside Qiankun", produced by the Department of Internal Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of HKU for its 100th anniversary, a number of professors "opened the golden mouth", including Hung Fanyi, Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Professor of the Department of Internal Medicine, HKU Faculty of Internal Medicine, Tang Chi-wai and Yuen Mengfeng, Associate Heads of the Department of Internal Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of HKU, etc.
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