會長通訊:有關援助及延續醫學進修活動 | President's Message :All about relief and CME

HKDU⠀ Published at 2020-06-15

有關援助及延續醫學進修活動

Photo taken at Press Conference on 28 May 2020, to urge the public to stay vigilant against COVID19 and prevent further transmission in the community. 於2020年5月28日,攝於記者會,呼籲市民提高警覺,預防新冠肺炎在社 區傳播。

 

 

繼香港西醫工會於二零二零年五月四日發布“呼籲地產商立即採取措施,幫助私家診所的租戶”的新聞稿(請參閱本會訊第10-11頁)後,於二零二零年五月八日的下午,我們與領展物業有限公司的管理層舉行了一次ZOOM特別會議。本會幹事會代表,包括江炎輝醫生、陳培光醫生,我本人,以及在領展物業有限公司執業的三名會員出席了會議。領展物業有限公司代表則是其租務助理總經理張先生、租務經理黃先生、公司事務總經理溫先生及公司事務高級經理陳先生。

 

在會議上,我們詳述了我們會員,包括在領展轄下的屋邨診所執業的醫生的困難。我們再次詳細說明自今年二月以來的疫症大流行期間,屋邨診所的營業額大幅下降七至九成。並重申我們願意通過為診所配備適當的個人防護設備來幫助社區抗擊二零一九年冠狀病毒,而這亦花費不少。一些參會會員抱怨領展徵收高管理費,但換來的日常管理的標準則每況愈下。

 

領展答覆說,他們會考慮到二零一九年冠狀病毒大流行期間的因素而降低診所租戶的租金,唯一的條件是,診所租戶的醫生需提供在此期間診所業務下降了至少三成的數據。實際上,他們需要其診所租戶醫生向他們提供在過去二十四個月的每月總收入,然後才能計算在該困難時期能為他們提供的租金寬減幅度。

 

在會議期間,我們還要求領展管理層在今年內不要對續約的醫生加租。至少在會議後,我們立即知道,本會在新聞稿中提及一間天水圍的診所租金擬增加一成的事宜,並沒有兌現。對於那些在領展下執業的醫生來說,這是個好消息。

 

我們希望在領展執業的所有診所租戶醫生在二零一九年冠狀病毒大流行期間而面臨嚴重的業務下滑時,都申請租金寬減。我們已與領展一起制定指引(請參閱本會訊第11頁)為有興趣申請的會員提供協助,以簡化程序並加快審批速度。我們希望申請租金寬減的會員能夠在兩個月內收到領展的回覆。如果您認為需要減少租金,請盡快進行。此外,我強烈建議您通過電子郵件hkdumail@gmai l.com通知本會有關您的申請(無需提供相關“資料”),以便我們與領展跟進你的情況。

 

在此大流行期間本會通過ZOOM及面書直播舉辦的延續醫學進修網絡研討會得到成功且受到各會員的支持,本會會在六月繼續組織更多的實時網上延續醫學進修活動。請各會員仔細閱讀本會訊第6頁上六月至七月份網上延續醫學進修活動的時間表。

 

由於政府將於二零二零年六月宣布停止限聚令及其措施,因此,我們於瑪嘉烈醫院舉行的週日下午研討會將在二零二零年七月再次開辦,有關細節將盡快宣布。對於已購買我們瑪嘉烈醫院週日下午研討會一年期延續醫學進修活動計劃的醫
生,由於自二零二零年二月以來本會的週日下午研討會已停止了五個月,因此幹事會決定將一年期延續醫學進修活動計劃的有效期延長至二零二一年六月。有關詳細資料,請致電秘書處2388 2728。

 

我收到了一些會員的查詢,他們希望得到有關申請防疫抗疫基金,保就業計劃(ESS)的申請詳情及幫助。我實際上已經親自申請了ESS,發現申請過程亦相當簡易。申請網址為https://www.ess.gov.hk/zh/,申請日期為二零二零年五月二十五日至二零二零年六月十四日(包括首尾兩天)。如果申請成功,則可以在二零二零年六月獲得資助。在網上申請之前,必須準備最新銀行月結單的檔案(pdf/ jpg)以供上載,商業登記證編號,強積金受託人姓名,強積金名稱、計劃、僱主參與編號及其他相關資料。我的會計師建議我選用於二零十九年十二月至二零二零年三月期間診所工作人員薪金最高的月份提交。為此我花費了兩分鐘於網上完成申請,我相信您會比我更快完成申請。祝各位一切順利。

 

楊超發醫生

 


 

All about relief and CME

 

Subsequent to the release of the HKDU Press Statement on the topic of “Call Upon Estate Tycoons for Immediate Measures To Help Private Clinic Tenants” on 4th May 2020 (Please see page 10-11 of this Bulletin), we held a special meeting with the LINK management in the afternoon on 8th May 2020 by ZOOM. HKDU council representatives, including Drs. Kong Yim Fai Albert, Chan Pui Kwong and myself, and 3 members practicing in LINK estates attended the meeting. The LINK representatives are Claudio Cheung, Assistant General Manager of Leasing Department of LINK, Sampson Wong, Manager of Leasing Department of LINK, YC Wan, General Manager of Corporate Affairs of LINK and Patrick Chan, Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs of LINK.

 

During the meeting, we stated the difficulties of our members practicing in estate clinics including those under LINK. We elaborated once more on the severe drop of 70 to 90% of business turn over in estate clinics in this Pandemic period since February this year. We reiterated our readiness to help the community to fight against the COVID-19 by fully equipping our clinics with appropriate PPE which costed money. Some of the members in the meeting complained on the high management fee but with poor standard of management of the estates in return.


LINK replied that they would consider rental reduction for clinic tenants in this COVID-19 pandemic on ONE AND ONLY ONE CONDITION that when there are figures showing drop of business of at least 30% in the estate clinics during this Pandemic period. In fact, they need estate doctors to present to them monthly gross income in the past 24 months before they would look into figures to calculate how much reduction that they would offer to help estate doctors in this difficult period.

 

During the meeting, we have also asked the LINK management not to increase clinic rental for those doctors on renewal within this year. At least we knew immediately after the meeting that what we quoted the intended 10% increase in one estate clinic rental in Tin Shui Wan in the press statement was not realized subsequently. I think this is good news for those doctors practicing under LINK.


We hope that every estate doctor practicing under LINK should apply for rental reduction if they face the severe drop of business in this period due to COVID-19 pandemic. We have worked with the LINK on the following steps (Please refer to Page 11 of this Bulletin) for those interested members to follow so as to streamline the application procedures and expedite approval. We hope that members who apply for rental relief will get reply from LINK within 2 months. Please do go ahead as soon as possible.if you feel you need the rental reduction. Furthermore, you are strongly advised to report your application (No need for THE INFORMATION) to the Union by email to hkdumail@gmail.com so that we can follow up your case with the LINK.

 

Building on the successful and strongly supported presentations of live e-CMEs through ZOOM Webinars and Facebook live during this Pandemic period, we are encouraged to continue organizing more live e-CMEs in June. Please find the scheduled time table for live e-CMEs for June and July on page 6 of this Bulletin for your perusal.


As the Government will announce to end gathering restriction measures in June 2020, our Princess Margaret Hospital Sunday Afternoon Symposium will start again in July 2020, details of which will be announced as soon as possible. For our HKDU one-year CME package subscriber for PMH Sunday Afternoon Symposia, since we have stopped the symposia for 5 months since February 2020, our Council decided to extend the period of entitlement of free 12 symposia up to June 2021. Please ask our secretariat at 2388 2728 for details.

 

I have received calls from members asking for help in application for Employment Support Scheme (ESS) offered by the Government through the Anti-Epidemic Fund. I have actually applied for the ESS myself and found the application process quite user friendly. The website for application is https://www.ess.gov.hk/zh/ and the application dates are from 25th May 2020 to 14th June 2020 (all inclusive). If the application is successful, one can get the relief fund in June 2020. Before application in the web, one has to prepare a soft copy of the latest bank statement for upload, Business Registration certificate number, name of MPF Trustee, name of MPF Scheme, MPF participation number and other
relevant information. My accountant advised me to choose the month with the highest figure of salaries of the clinic staffs from December 2019 to March 2020 to apply. As such, I have taken 2 minutes to complete the application in the web, I trust you may take less time than that.


Wish you all the best.


Dr. Yeung Chiu Fat Henry