Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) Hospital Vice President Edward Lai Cheuck Seen on Monday urged the government to integrate medical resources across the city’s three hospitals.
Lai made the suggestion while speaking to reporters on the private university’s campus where he attended a ceremony in which the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh granted the Centre of Excellence for Professional Medical Development run by MUST’s Faculty of Health Sciences the recognition of being an authorised skills development training centre.
The hospital, established in 2006, is the teaching arm of the Faculty of Chinese Medicine and the Faculty of Health Sciences of MUST.
Lai said it was difficult for medical specialists in Macau to obtain sufficient clinical experience and cases for medical case studies, as there was an insufficient number of patients due to Macau’s relatively small population.
According to Lai, the three hospitals in Macau have their own systems for training doctors and medical specialists, which he said had led to the ineffective use of medical resources.
Lai said that there would be an improvement in the training of medical specialists in Macau if the government took the initiative to integrate medical and training resources across the three hospitals.
At the ceremony, Michael Lavelle-Jones, president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, said that MUST’s Centre of Excellence for Professional Medical Development was the third in the world and the first in China to receive the award from his college.(Macau News / The Macau Post Daily)