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  1. Huge haul of flu pills seized at airport

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Airport customs officers have seized hundreds of thousands of flu pills destined for underground laboratories on the mainland, where they would have been ... into the mainland through different channels,' Chief Superintendent Albert Ho Shi-king, head of customs' airport command, said. Anyone importing flu tablets must have a permit from the Department ...

  2. Airport health: who is responsible

    Posted Dec 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at leading world airports is that airport authorities, instead of governments, provide the medical services. Any sick passenger requiring medical attention will be seen first by the private doctor. ... is adopted because the vast majority of medical cases seen at an airport or on board are not of an infectious nature. If the captain radioes ahead and informs us of a suspected case of a communicable ...

  3. Airport medical inspectors are Shanghai's first line of defence

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... of stringent new measures to prevent it from reaching these shores. Quarantine authorities announced yesterday that all flights arriving from North American airports would receive the same treatment. ... Airport. Shortly after 6am yesterday, the medical team - the city's first line of defence against swine flu - stepped into a grounded AeroMexico Boeing 777 and began the arduous task ...

  4. Officers arrest pair at airport following large seizure of?ice?

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by James Tu

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 4.37pm: A 36-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man were arrested at Hong Kong International Airport on suspicion of trafficking six kilograms of 'ice', a government spokesman said on Tuesday. The seizure of the drugs, worth about $2.1 million, was the largest of its kind at the Chek Lap Kok airport for three years, the spokesman said. The two Hong ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted Feb 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for their staunch efforts in the fight against Sars. I remember also that several heroic health workers paid the ultimate price for their dedication with their lives. So what is the Hospital Authority ... be no justification whatsoever in further exploiting a conscientious and dedicated workforce, a workforce comprised of people who wish to care for others and to save lives. If the Hospital Authority has ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Overseas doctors needed in Hong Kong to ease crisis, say UK experts

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei British experts warn Hospital Authority that restrictions on foreign recruitment should be relaxed quickly to lift threat to patient safety Overseas doctors 'needed to ease crisis' Curbs on hiring overseas doctors should be eased because of a staffing crisis that poses a threat to the safety of patients, the Hospital Authority was told yesterday. ...

  7. Hospital authority says sorry to blood victim

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com The chief executive of the Hospital Authority has apologised to a woman who suffered a brain haemorrhage after receiving the wrong type of blood ... Dr Derrick Au Kit-sing, the authority's head of human resources, said yesterday that the blunder was a one-off. 'As far as we know, the mistake this time occurred in the laboratory ...

  8. Many HK doctors back Hospital Authority's overseas recruitment drive

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I am a local medical graduate and a public hospital consultant physician who has worked in public hospitals for 33 years. I wrote to these columns suggesting that the Hospital Authority ... the 250 graduating interns by this July, the authority will still have more than 200 doctor vacancies unfilled this year. Therefore, it has planned to recruit 20 overseas doctors under limited ...

  9. Hospital Authority aims to match British success

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Irene Jay Liu irenejay.liu@scmp.com Hong Kong seeks to emulate Britain in its fight against superbug infections, but it isn't easy, says the Hospital Authority's infection ... 2007, when the authority began collecting data. 'Of course, we would like to have much more improvement like what happened in the UK,' infection control chief Dr Dominic Tsang ...

  10. Gauze left in four patients, hospital says

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was also not named. Women giving birth often require stitches due to tearing of the birth canal and incisions made by doctors to prevent it. Nonetheless, the Hospital Authority said it had ... doctor should have followed guidelines and developed good habits,' he said. Administrators reported the incidents to the Hospital Authority, which has set up a committee to investigate what ...




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