The Hong Kong Police Force arrested 287 people at Causeway Bay on New Year’s Day. An emergency physician of North District Hospital and two off-duty Fire Service Department staff members were among those arrested. One of the Fire Service Department staff members who was arrested holds the rank of a Station Officer, the highest-ranking officer arrested till this date.
According to sources, t he employment of the arrested physician will not be affected as long as the license is not terminated by the Medical Council of Hong Kong. North District Hospital refused to comment on individual employees, other than stating that employees need to contact their managers if they are unable to report for duties due to their arrest.
In contrast, the Fire Service Department announced that staff members will be suspended during the investigation period if they were arrested for participating in illegal public activities. However, the New Year’s Day demonstration was ascertained as legal by the authority’s “Letter of No Objection.” The conflicting definition of illegal public activities threatens many more licensed professionals in Hong Kong.
Source: Stand News