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  1. Sars victims' legal aid hopes dashed

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... dashed. A patients' group said the victims were left with an unclear future and immediate financial hardship after the Legal Aid Department turned down their applications. The Patients' Rights Association said even those who had been granted aid to take their cases to court faced years of hardship because of the time the legal action would take. The department said that of 157 ...

  2. Cathedral invites Thai HIV victim to Aids Day service

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy One of Hong Kong's oldest churches has invited an HIV victim to take part in its religious service on World Aids Day on Wednesday. St John's Anglican Cathedral is also calling for all churches in the city to incorporate HIV/Aids in services next month to raise public awareness of the virus and eliminate discrimination in churches and society. The patient ...

  3. Insurance scheme urged to aid disabled

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy An insurance scheme to cover people with severe disabilities who are not on welfare is urgently needed, a welfare sector lawmaker says. Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, deputy chairman of the Legislative Council welfare services panel, said the govern ...

  4. Fewer people seek HIV testing

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... do not have a blood test until they feel they are at risk of getting Aids. However, [during the Sars crisis] many people chose to stay at home and avoided overseas travel or visiting public ...

  5. Guidelines in works for annual rice giveaway

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy But organisers say it is unfair to link elderly woman's death to handout Officials are drafting safety guidelines for organisers of annual rice handouts during the Hungry Ghost Festival but would not say whether these would be made compulso ...

  6. Short shrift for doling out rice by computer

    Posted Sep 04th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Legislators pour cold water on government proposal to spare the elderly from chaotic queues for handouts Legislators have criticised a proposal to create a computer database of elderly people to be delivered rice handouts- and hence avoid the an ...

  7. Unsafe sex prevalent

    Posted Dec 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A recent study of 108 sex workers from the mainland carried out by Zi Teng showed 35 per cent of them arrived in Hong Kong as tourists and the remaining 65 per cent had one-way permits for visiting family and business trips. The survey was carri ...

  8. Hepatitis C rate alarms addiction recovery groups

    Posted Aug 15th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Health officials are accused of turning a blind eye to risk Drug rehabilitation centres have raised a health alert after up to four-fifths of their clients tested positive for hepatitis C. They have also accused health officials of turning a bli ...

  9. Care for life assured in HIV-tainted blood case

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Aids experts says 30 haemophiliacs will receive social and financial support A group of haemophiliac patients who contracted HIV through contaminated blood products 20 years ago will be taken care of by the government for the rest of their lives, says the chairman of the Advisory Council on Aids. Homer Tso Wei-kwok said the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau planned to provide ...

  10. Frontline troops in a deadly battle

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... one of five major non-governmental groups running HIV/Aids programmes in the city. Ms Fung issued her warning after witnessing cases of mainland wives in Hong Kong who contracted HIV through ... actually been infected and they may have also spread the disease to many other people.' Ms Fung says Hong Kong people who visit or work on the mainland may bring HIV/Aids back ...




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