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Manpower not funding is true health crisis

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Overworked medical staff and overcrowded wards at public hospitals during this peak flu season have once again placed long-standing staff shortages under the spotlight.

It’s fashionable to blame the government and the Hospital Authority for failing the public. They surely are responsible, but there is plenty of blame to go around besides the obvious culprits.

About 100 public sector doctors staged a protest at the weekend to voice their grievances. It followed a demonstration by frustrated nurses a week ago.

The protesting doctors, not unreasonably, have blamed the authorities for failing to address manpower shortages. Morale may be hitting rock bottom. The doctors and nurses say their work is not being valued, and that their labour is being exploited. This contributes to an exodus of........

© South China Morning Post