Zhuhai will introduce new regulations to allow more Hong Kong, Macao and foreign health professionals to work in Gaungdong-Macao in-depth cooperation zone in Hengqin, Zhuhai city, according to a press conference on Zhuhai's annual legislative work recently.
Through legislation, Zhuhai aims at providing more convenience for Macao residents to work and live in the In-depth zone in Hengqin.
In recent years, several local regulations have been issued to provide convenience and legal protection for Hong Kong and Macao professionals in the field of medicine, architecture, law, social work and tourism to work in Hengqin, followed by a series of cross-border professional qualification and practice measures.
So far, a total of 204 residents from Hong Kong and Macao have been licensed to practice law in the mainland GBA cities. And there are now 60 Macao doctors working at Hengqin Hospital. Previously, doctors in Hong Kong and Macao have to pass the mainland qualification exams to practice at mainland hospitals. However, now they can also receive qualifications by registering at the place of practice.
Meanwhile, with the implementation of "Hong Kong and Macao Medicine and Equipment Connect" since 2021, a policy allowing for the import of medicines and equipment that are already in the markets and used in public hospitals in Hong Kong and Macao, more pharmaceutical products and medical devices that are urgently needed by patients have now been introduced to 5 eligible medical institutions in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhongshan and Zhuhai, which has further promote the integration of health care in GBA.