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Hospital Authority unanimously approves 3% pay rise for doctors after protest

The Board of the Hospital Authority (HA) has unanimously approved a 3 percent pay raise for public hospital doctors.

HA chairman John Leong Chi-yan said at a press conference that details of the plan will be discussed by its Finance Committee who will study the long and short term financial impact.

Hospital chairman John Leong Chi-yan.

Hospital chairman John Leong Chi-yan. Photo: Now TV screen capture.

Leong said that he expected the Committee will schedule an early meeting at the end of this month and pass on details of the plan at a board meeting on November 19.

1,3000 doctors joined the sit-in protest on Wednesday. Photo: Resistance Live.

1,3000 doctors joined the sit-in protest on Wednesday. Photo: Resistance Live.

On Wednesday, 1,300 doctors staged a sit-in protest at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital calling for a pay raise. The HA previously excluded the doctors from the Civil Service Pay Level Survey, under which they should enjoy a 3 percent pay raise, along with other civil servants.

Hospital Authority unanimously approves 3% pay rise for doctors after protest