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Healthcare Manpower Planning

195.     The Steering Committee on Strategic Review on Healthcare Manpower Planning and Professional Development is conducting a comprehensive review of the manpower demand in various healthcare professions.  It will put forward recommendations this year on ways to cope with the manpower demand, strengthen professional training and facilitate professional development.

Enhancing Regulation

196.     The Government will strengthen regulation of private healthcare facilities by implementing the recommendations of the Steering Committee on Review of Regulation of Private Healthcare Facilities.  By assuring the quality and value of private healthcare services, we will be able to achieve the objectives of better protecting public health and supporting the development of private hospitals.  We are consulting the public on our proposed regulatory regime.  Subject to the outcome of the public consultation, we will implement it by legislation.

Voluntary Health Insurance

197.     The Government is now consulting the public on the proposed Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme.  Subject to the outcome of the consultation, we will implement the scheme by legislation.



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