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Budget Speech


133. To step up our efforts in coping with the continuous healthcare manpower shortage in the future, I intend to gradually increase recurrent allocation, up to $400 million a year as needed, for enhancing training for medical professionals starting from 2023/24 school year onward, including providing subsidies for students to enrol in taught postgraduate programmes on healthcare offered by University Grants Committee‑funded universities, self‑financing post-secondary institutions or public medical institutions.  Students who have successfully completed the programmes can become medical professionals.  Meanwhile, 500 more designated places will be provided under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors to provide subsidies for students to take self‑financing undergraduate programmes on healthcare.

134. Besides, I will ask the FHB and the HA to explore waiving the clinical practicum training fees payable by tertiary institutions to the HA in respect of their subsidised undergraduate programmes and taught postgraduate programmes on healthcare.

135. Apart from the earmarked sum of $20 billion as announced in the 2018 Policy Address, I will set aside another $10 billion for the completion of the works to upgrade and increase the healthcare teaching facilities of the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  Upon completion of the proposed facilities, the three universities will have the capacity of coping with about 900 additional healthcare training places.



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