會長通訊:您相信我嗎?| President's Message:Do you believe in me?

HKDU⠀ Published at 2021-01-25

您相信我嗎?

在即將舉行的幹事會選舉中,我被指控在過往的24年我以錯誤的方式領導香港西醫工會。看到這樣的虛偽指責我真的很茫然。然而我想藉此機會來澄清一些醫生向我們許多會員發送的某些電子郵件和whatsapp消息中出現的虛假指責。

1. 香港西醫工會的會員人數

新邨西醫協會(EDA)和現在的香港西醫工會(HKDU)的會員人數從未達至2000人,更不用說2500人了。最近幹事會批核了30萬港元到會員發展委員會去實行各方面的活動去吸引更多新會員的加入。

2. 委員會和幹事會的財務狀況

自從我擔任EDA以及後來的HKDU的會長以來,香港西醫工會的資產亦保持平穩增長,從不足一百萬港元增長到現在的超過六百萬港元。在我擔任會長以來的年頭中,每個委員會都以盡可能不出現任何赤字的方式行使職務,自負盈虧。實際上,我們的目標是在每個西醫工會的活動中獲得一定的收益。每個活動的預算都是由每相關委員會提出,並由幹事會批准。收入和支出帳戶將由工會核數師審核隨後予職工會登記局進行檢查,並由所有會員於每年的週年大會上提出並通過。稅務局從未就任何稅務事宜寫信給本會。我們亦未知道任何幹事在稅務局進行任何稅務調查活動。

3. 香港西醫工會的帳目查詢

最近,我們邀請了對香港西醫工會的帳目有疑問的幹事前往西醫工會,與相關委員會主席及我們的義務司庫及本人進行詳細討論,希望能使事情變得清楚,並盡可能消除他的疑慮。不幸及出乎意料的是,即使在幹事會正式邀請一個月之後,他也沒有參加任何討論和驗證。我們對此感到十分無奈難過及遺憾。

4. 週年晚會上的奢侈消費

根據報告,2016年至2019年周年晚宴的開支已包括香港西醫工會50週年晚宴的開支。對於本會50週年晚宴的賬目,我們僅虧損了30,000港幣的宴會費用(此典禮支出包括50桌檯費和近600位來賓和貴賓席券)。當天貴賓包括我們的行政長官、食物及衞生局局長、政制及內地事務局局長、中央人民政府駐香港特別行政區聯絡辦公室的代表、中華醫學會會長、廣州市南方醫院代表(我們在中國大灣區的香港執業
醫生項目的合作夥伴)及許多其他友會會長以及香港醫學和非醫學專業機構的代表,濟濟一堂,振興會務。

5. 帳目上的差異

如此說來,2018年至2019年的現金差額為100萬港元是惡意的不實陳述。根據香港西醫工會的義務司庫的意見,該差異是由於當年度在一種會計系統更改為另一種會計系統的結果。香港西醫工會並沒有因為數字差別而造成任何實際損失。根據報導,我很遺憾得知我們的義務司庫為何不知道本會帳戶的數目。據我們的秘書處稱,本會共有5個帳戶。恆生銀行有一個儲蓄戶口及一個活期賬戶。自香港西醫工會成立以來,就一直有這些賬戶。本會還根據政府專業服務發展資助計劃的要求在上海商業銀行開設了另外一個儲蓄及活期賬戶,以獲取政府就本會的延續醫學進修活動提供補貼,資助我們於瑪嘉烈醫院舉辦的週日下午研討會。

在恒生銀行開設的新帳戶是用於與Vital Base International Limited的聯合項目,本會的電子藥品平台以及新設計的香港西醫工會延續醫學進修視頻網站及主頁面。該帳戶將由香港西醫工會和Vital Base聯合審核。職工會登記局的代表於今年7月3日及9月28日來檢查我們的帳目。如以往一樣,他們在最後一次到本會辦公室的探訪時亦對我們的帳目文件等報告感到滿意。對於有一則某傳媒對香港西醫工會的惡意歪曲報導,您應該已經閱讀了上一期會訊中的特別會長通訊以及發送給各會員的快速通訊系統電子郵件的澄清內容。

你相信我及我們大部份盡心盡力為工會義務工作的幹事嗎? 這完全取決於您了。

 

楊超發醫生


Do you believe in me?

 

In the coming Council election, I am accused of having led the Union for 24 years in a wrong manner. I am really at a loss on sighting such statement. However, I would like to take this opportunity to clarify on the misrepresentations as presented in some emails and whatsapp messages sent to many of our members by some doctors.

1. Number of HKDU members

The number of members of the Estate Doctors Association (EDA) and now the Hong Kong Doctors Union (HKDU) has never reached the number of 2,000 and not to mention 2,500. The council has recently allotted a budget of HK$300,000 to the membership development committee to provide more initiatives to attract more new members to the Union.

2. Financial situation of committees and council

Since my presidency in EDA and later HKDU, there has been continuous growth of HKDU assets from less than one million Hong Kong dollars to more than six million by now. All through the years since my presidency, our principle is
to let every committee hold function in a way of not to incur any deficit if possible. In actual fact, we aim to have some money gain in each HKDU function. The budget of every function is proposed by each committee and endorsed by the
council. While the Income and Expenditure accounts would be audited and later inspected by The Registry of Trade Unions and subsequently proposed and passed in the Annual General Meeting by all members each year. Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has never written to our Union on any tax matters. We are not aware of any tax investigation exercise by the IRD aroused by any council member yet.

3. HKDU accounts enquiries

We had recently invited the council member who had queries on HKDU accounts to come forward to our Union ofce to have detailed discussion with the involved committee Chairman, Hon. Treasurer and President with the hope to make
things clear and to clear up queries as much as possible. Unfortunately, and unexpectedly he did not turn up for any discussion and verification even after one month of formal invitation by the council. We felt very sorry for him

4. Extravagant spending on annual dinner

The expenditure in 2016 to 2019 annual dinners as reported was made up to include that for the HKDU 50th anniversary dinner. For the account of the 50th anniversary dinner, we had a minimal loss of only HK$30,000 for a banquet of 50 tables and nearly 600 guests and VIPs including our Chief Executive, Secretary for Food and Health, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, representatives of Liaison Ofce of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, President of Chinese Medical Association, representatives of Nang Fang Hospital of Guangzhou (our partner in the project of Hong Kong doctors practicing in Greater Bay Area of mainland China) and many other Presidents and representatives of local medical and non-medical professional bodies.

5. Account discrepancy

The so said discrepancy of cash of HK$ 1 million in 2018 to 2019 account is a malicious, untrue, misleading accusation. According to the opinion of our Union’s Hon. Treasurer, the discrepancy was due to a consequence of change of one accounting system to another accounting system in that year. The was no actual loss by the Union as asserted.

I am sorry to learn that our Hon. Treasurer reported not to know or be aware of the number of HKDU accounts. According to our Secretariat, there are altogether 5 accounts. There is one saving and one current account in Hang Seng Bank. These accounts have been there since the establishment of the Union. There are two additional current accounts with Shanghai Commercial Bank which were opened by the Union as required by the Government to hold up Government CME subsidy fund from the Professional Service Development Assistance Scheme for funding some of our Princess Margaret Hospital Sunday Afternoon Symposia. The most recent account opened with Hang Seng Bank is for the Joint Project with Vital Base International Limited for our e-pharm platform and the newly designed HKDU CME-Video and Homepage. This account will be jointly audited by HKDU and the Vital Base. The representatives of Registry of Trade Unions came to check our accounts on 3 Jul 2020 and 28 Sep 2020 this year. They were satised with our accounts presented at their last visit to the HKDU ofce as usual. For other malicious accusations against our HKDU by one newspaper report, you should have read the clarifications in the Special President’s Message presented in the last Bulletin and in the RCS email to all of you.

Do you believe in me and most of our devoted council members? Can you bear the damaging consequences caused to our union by a few irresponsible members? It’s totally up to you.

 

Dr. Yeung Chiu Fat Henry