Death-plunge doctor had HIV, says health chief
Health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok confirmed yesterday that a public hospital doctor who died after falling from a building in January had been diagnosed with HIV. He said it was unlikely the surgeon, who worked at Eastern Hospital, would have passed the virus to former colleagues or patients, but said the situation would be monitored.
Hospital staff criticised over windpipe tragedy
A Kowloon Hospital report says medical staff should have been more alert in treating a patient who died after a hole in his windpipe was not properly treated. The hole was supposed to be permanent and no gauze or disinfectant was necessary. But the 16 staff members who treated him thought it was temporary and covered it. The hospital apologised to the family.
HK$3m stash of iPad smugglers is seized
Customs and Marine police foiled the smuggling of electronic products and electronic parts worth HK$3 million in Sai Kung yesterday. Some 63 boxes of electronic products, including iPads, were confiscated. One person was arrested.
Vandals attack car used by civil service secretary
A government vehicle regularly used by Secretary for the Civil Service Denise Yue Chung-yee was vandalised, police said. A window was damaged when it was parked at a car park in Wah Fu Estate.