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  1. What to do about cuts

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... cause other accidental injuries. Dr Axel Siu Yuet-chung, a first aid expert for the Hong Kong St John Ambulance Association, says you should assess how severe the injury is. Call 999 if: ... aid lecturer Kenneth Chu Wai-shing provided information for this article. Hong Kong St John Ambulance Association offers a wide range of first aid training courses. Visit www.stjohn.org.hk ...

  2. City's first aid skills could use some emergency intervention

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Most Hongkongers would be at a loss to provide the correct first aid in even the most common emergency situations, according to a Red Cross survey released ... cent of interviewees gave correct answers to those questions. Iris Chan Yin-ping, the Red Cross's head of health and care service, said the culture of learning first-aid ...

  3. Light at the end of the Aids tunnel

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Thirty years ago today we were digesting the first official report on the emergence of Aids, by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Little did we know then that this deadly ... and age barriers. The search for a vaccine and a cure has driven medical science ever since. Aids or related causes have killed about 30 million people and nearly 35 million are infected with HIV. ...

  4. HIV infection of HK gays on mainland doubles

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... than the 396 recorded in 2009. Seventy-nine people developed Aids last year. ...

  5. Lawyers call for shake-up of legal aid

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the legal aid system. Legal aid is relatively new to the mainland. While forms of governmental or charitable assistance to the needy have always existed, it wasn't until 2003 that a formal legal aid system was set up. But the assistance remains basic: legal aid is a last resort. It is available to two categories of people: those who are too poor to apply for social welfare ...

  6. Legal aid to cover minibonds cases

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The legal aid scheme will be extended to cover money claims in derivative investment products such as Lehman Brothers minibonds- but few investors are likely to benefit because the only people with assets of HK$260,000 or less can apply. The supplementary legal aid scheme, designed for those with assets over HK$1.3 million, will not be extended for the purpose, ...

  7. Flat buyers to get legal aid to sue developers

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Joyce Ng, Paggie Leung

    ... Ada Lee, Joyce Ng and Paggie Leung Flat buyers will soon be able to take developers to court with help from the government's Legal Aid Scheme. The plan forms part of a proposed expansion of the scheme, to be funded by a HK$100 million cash injection from the government. The proposal by the Home Affairs Bureau and the Legal Aid Department covers the sale of new homes ...

  8. Use today's public wealth for a better tomorrow

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is in Beijing for the National People's Congress, officials are contemplating how to restore the government's credibility after its humiliating U-turn on the budget. But first they must explain how the ...

  9. Prepare for the worst

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Knowledge of first aid is often undervalued by most people until they find themselves needing to use it. This can be particularly upsetting for parents when they see pain ... at Asia Medical Services (AMS). 'This inspires the confidence of the injured child and any siblings or friends who have witnessed the incident. The aim of first aid is to keep ...

  10. Shenzhen works on first 'Good Samaritan law'

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be entitled to government compensation. Rescuers would also be able to apply for legal aid if they are sued, and witnesses who testify about a rescue would receive rewards. The mainland has laws ...




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