Tung Wah College Welcomes the Increase of Budget Allocation for Training Medical Professionals
Tung Wah College (TWC) welcomes the 2022-23 Budget announced by the Financial Secretary on increasing recurrent allocations to the healthcare sector. The increased recurrent allocation will enhance the training for medical professionals starting from 2023/24 academic year, including providing subsidies for students to enrol in taught postgraduate programmes on healthcare offered by the University Grants Committee‑funded universities, self‑financing post-secondary institutions or public medical institutions.
The Budget Speech mentioned that 500 more designated places will be provided under the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP) to subsidise students who take self‑financing undergraduate programmes on healthcare. It also suggested to waive the clinical practicum training fees payable by tertiary institutions to the Hospital Authority in respect of their subsidised undergraduate programmes on healthcare. It will encourage more students to pursue their careers in the healthcare sector.
“The increase of recurrent allocations not only nurtures more healthcare professionals to meet the ever-growing healthcare demands and enhance the service quality, but also brightens up the prospect for the healthcare sector. TWC will work closely with the Government to produce quality graduates to meet the demands and needs of the society,” said Professor Sally Chan, President of Tung Wah College.