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.
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.
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.