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On Tuesday's Backchat, nursing and healthcare staff shortage.150 medical staff joined a protest organised by the Association of HK Nursing Staff on Sunday calling for more manpower but not money to tackle staff shortages at public hospitals. They listed 14 problems including severe manpower shortage, overcrowded working environment, inadequate medical supplies, the ratio of nurse to patient exceeding 1:10 and a downplay of bed occupancy rate at public hospitals by the authorities. Is there are shortage and what are the consequences? Where can we find more doctors and nurses? Are non-Hong Kongers the answer - but that what about language problems? After 9.20, wheelchair racers in the Standard Chartered Marathon.
22/01/2019 - 8:30-9:20 Nursing and healthcare staff shortage
22/01/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Wheelchair runners at the Standard Chartered Marathon
On Thursday's Backchat, the National Anthem law. Government has proposed a bill which will be tabled in Legco later this month. Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip says the main purposes for the bill is to cultivate respect and criminalize disrespectful behavior among Hong Kong people towards the national anthem.The bill will give authorities two years to prosecute anyone found to have abused the anthem. What do you make of it, and the two year rule? Is a three year jail penalty appropriate? How should the law spell out clearly the disrespectful behavior to avoid unrealistic provisions during the drafting process? All schools will be required to teach the anthem - how will that work? When should it be played? After 9.20, elderly support in light of a tragedy in which an 81 year-old man killed his wife.
10/01/2019 - 8:30-9:20 Legislation of National Anthem Law