主持人：Jim Gould and Mike Rowse
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9:00am - 9:45am: Medical Recruitment Day in London
9:00am - 9:30am - PHONE - Dr. Ivan Hung, Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU
9:00am - 9:30am - PHONE - Alex Lam, Chairman of Hong Kong Patient’s Voices
9:30am - 9:45am - PHONE - Dr. David Lam, Legislative Council Member of the Medical and Health Sector
9:45 am - 10:00 am: Castaway Pets
9:45am - 10:00am - PHONE - Karina O’Carroll, Animals Asia’s Animal Welfare Education Manager
On today’s programme, we’re talking about a campaign to attract medical staff from overseas to work in Hong Kong -- beginning with the United Kingdom this coming weekend.
The Hospital Authority is sending a delegation to certain medical colleges in the UK, where many Hong Kong students are studying, in the hope of addressing a current shortage of medical personnel at home.
And the HA Chief Executive, Tony Ko, will attend an event held by the Hong Kong Medical Society of the United Kingdom on Saturday in London to explain details of how overseas doctors could practise in the SAR. The next day there'll be a recruitment day for medical students, interns, and trainees as well as specialists.
After 9:45, we’re going to be talking about an adoption programme for abandoned exotic pets, including lizards, geckos and turtles.
Let us know what you think on our Facebook page, Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at email@example.com, or give us a call on 233 88 266.
主持人：Jim Gould and Mike Rowse
8:30am-9:15am: Hong Kong’s population drops
8:30am-9:15am: Phone – Professor Paul YIP, Chair of Population Health, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong
8:30am-9:15am: QGO – Janine Miu, UK Immigration Lawyer, Managing Director of UK Immigration Specialist Limited
9:00am-9:15am: Phone – Rita Li Yi-man, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, HK Shue Yan University
9:15am-9:30am: Last call for registering names on prepaid SIM cards
9:15am-9:30am: Phone - Mr Chaucer Leung, Director-General of Communications Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA)
On Our Monday's Backchat we're talking about Hong Kong’s population phenomenon.
Hong Kong’s population has dropped for a third straight year, with a net outflow of 60,000 residents contributing to a decline of nearly 1 per cent in 2022. According to official figures released on last Thursday, the city’s population dipped 0.9 per cent from the year before to around 7.3million in 2022, while births plunged to a record low of 32,500. The overall population drop was deeper than the previous year’s 0.3 per cent decrease. It was also the third consecutive year that there were more deaths than births in Hong Kong, after the city recorded its first ever negative natural population growth in 2020.
Why is the population having this change in these years? How is the immigrating situation in Hong Kong? What the government can do to help the birth rates? Is Hong Kong medical system can help with the situation? (How to have an advanced family plan?)
After 9:15, we look ahead to the last call for registering names on prepaid SIM cards.