Hong Kong to restrict mainland babies
Updated: 2011-03-31 14:15
By Jia Xu (chinadaily.com.cn)
Hong Kong is considering issuing restricted immigration regulations to stem the frenzied flow of mainland women who give birth there, the Guangzhou Daily reported Wednesday.
But the situation is putting a strain on medical facilities and staff in the HK health-service system.
"The obstetric services HKSAR's health-care system can provide a limited service and the situation has become worse during the last year," York Chow Yat-ngok said, adding that senior doctors have left public hospitals for higher pay in the private sector.
A detailed plan and discussion will need to be held with HK private and public health professionals, "yet for sure we should give HK local moms top priority to get the baby-delivery service" Chow added,
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