90% of doctors accept rest-day compensation – Hong Kong

About 90.5% of 4,325 eligible doctors have accepted the Hospital Authority’s settlement package in relation to their claims for compensation for rest days, statutory or public holidays and overtime. The amount involved is around $440 million.

Nearly 900 eligible doctors who have left the authority also indicated their interest in receiving the settlement offer and the authority is now considering these applications. The amount involved for this group is around $80 million.

All eligible serving doctors have already received a letter confirming the compensation amount which will be paid out at the end of this month together with their monthly salary payment.

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