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  1. Remedy you can't afford not to take

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of reforms intended to improve the efficiency and affordability of the mainland's health system. The HKU teaching hospital, funded by Shenzhen and supported by the Ministry of Health, is at its ... of whether the government can afford to pay more to retain doctors and attract new medical students. It cannot afford not to. ...

  2. Wen leads push for affordable medical services

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The State Council gave the green light yesterday to a controversial guideline designed to make the mainland's notoriously cash hungry public hospitals provide more affordable medical services. A meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao endorsed the guidelines 'in principle' and ordered each province to select a couple of cities or city districts to carry ...

  3. 850b yuan plan to make health care affordable

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... years to try to make services more affordable. A State Council meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday revealed the much-anticipated plan, after three years of interdepartmental debates ... it reimburses only a small share of the medical bills. The government will also establish a system to procure and supply basic medicine at low profit margins to make sure they are affordable ...

  4. Made-in-China gifts affordable and safe, quality official says

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo in Xianghe The nation's top product-quality official yesterday urged US parents to buy 'nice and inexpensive' made-in-China toys as Christmas gifts for their children, saying the central government had taken effective measures to ens ...

  5. 'Scheme is affordable, but is it enough to cover your medical expenses?'

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... HK$5,500 a month. By the time Mr Lai, 42, is 50, an age when people are more prone to illness, they will have accumulated HK$528,000 plus interest. 'At 5 per cent, the scheme is affordable ...

  6. Talks to focus on affordable medical care for mainland tourists

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Guangdong authorities are to hold talks with their Hong Kong counterparts on how solo mainland travellers can gain access to affordable medical care during visits to the city. Mainland health officials say that with the introduction of individual travel, the rising demand for medical services for mainland tourists in Hong Kong must be addressed. The deputy director-general ...

  7. Reform of health care to focus on affordability

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... hospitals' fees. Authority chief executive Shane Solomon said in order to make the system sustainable, the authority should make the best use of existing resources and ensure it is affordable ...

  8. Reforms feasible and affordable, says health chief

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Much-needed health reforms unveiled yesterday would be affordable and achievable, the health minister insisted as he sought to ease fears that they would unfairly boost the private sector to the detriment of public medicine. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok was defending the discussion paper Building a Healthy Tomorrow, which sets out ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    China health under pressure from rapid change in diets

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 10:08am by Jeanette Wang

    ... in 850 cities. Ten to 20 years ago in China, not many people could afford to eat at McDonald’s and KFC Ma Yu-quan, researcher In the five years to 2012, revenue for the fast food restaurant industry on the mainland grew at about 17 per cent annually to US$89.6 billion, according to research company IBISWorld. “Ten to 20 years ago in China, not many people could afford to eat ...

  10. Leung opens up health care debate

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for medical services, but also for a fair and competitive education system and a sustainable supply of affordable housing. Hopefully, the mainland-mothers saga will lead to a comprehensive debate ...




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