City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 18 February, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 18 February, 2006, 12:00am

Health officials launch antibiotic control plan

Health authorities have launched an antibiotic stewardship programme to monitor the prescription of antibiotics at 24 public and private hospitals. Doctors who prescribe one of eight types of antibiotic will inform designated microbiologists and pharmacists, who will help compile a database on the drugs' usage and the extent of resistance of four types of bacteria to the drugs. Posters and leaflets will be distributed to clinics telling patients about the proper prescription of antibiotics.

Net fake vendor arrested

Customs officers have arrested a 39-year-old housewife accused of running a website auction selling counterfeit handbags and accessories. They seized 600 items worth $80,000 from her Kowloon Bay home on Thursday. She was released on bail.

Night picnickers robbed

Two brothers and their girlfriends having a late-night barbecue were robbed of $850, a mobile phone and a digital camera in Lion Rock Country Park, Sha Tin, at about 1.30am. The two thieves, who spoke Putonghua, stabbed the younger man, 23, in the thigh.

Gravity foils burglary

A burglar, 36, was hurt when he fell trying to get into a third-floor window in Tung Chau Street, Shamshuipo, at 3pm.

Vandal caught with knife

A man was arrested for smashing a glass door and damaging two fire exits with a rock at the High Court Building in Queensway. A security guard who tackled the 46-year-old man found he was also carrying a 20cm knife.