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  1. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Singapore steps up screening for Ebola

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:55am by AFP

    ... will be taken by ambulance to hospital for further assessment. "Travellers who are well but who are identified as having possible exposure to Ebola virus infection will be quarantined or put under ...

  2. News - China

    Beijing hospital staff grilled over private use of ambulance sirens

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:07pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao With sirens wailing, a Beijing ambulance headed for the hospital was not rushing a patient back at all. It was returning from a noodle restaurant where staff members had dinner that night It was Friday evening in Beijing and along Haidian Dong San Jie, an ambulance could be seen hurtling down the street – the vehicle's blue and red lights flashing and sirens wailing. ...

  3. Don't wait to prioritise ambulance service

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... nature we have to live with. A prime example is frivolous use of our ambulance service that wastes hard-pressed resources. Officials have to strike a careful balance in trying to curb it so as to ensure the service is not compromised. But few would quibble with their decision that ambulances will take emergency patients only to the nearest public hospital from the end of next month. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Veteran journalist dies at Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by Lana Lam

    ... called an ambulance, and several doctors who were at the club at the time stepped forward to help, but they could not revive Kulkarni. Club president Jitendra Joshi said the death came as a shock ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    WHO chief pledges 'transparent' review of its handling of Ebola crisis

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:19am by Zhuang Pinghui, AP

    ... disinfectant and protective gear for treatment, the commission said. They should also be equipped with negative-pressure isolation chambers and dedicated ambulances for patient transfers. ...

  6. Ambulance priority system delayed

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But and Phyllis Tsang The government has decided to delay until at least 2014 a new dispatch system designed to ensure ambulances are sent to the most urgent cases first. A plan ... said it would make a final decision tentatively by 2014 on whether the core of the controversial system- prioritising ambulance calls- would be implemented. The Fire Services Department has ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mentally ill need treatment, but also our understanding

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:06pm by DUSTIN SHUM

    ... an ambulance, and the woman was taken to hospital. The officer contacted her husband and handed me the phone. The husband apologised for causing me trouble. I never asked if his wife was mentally ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time for protesters to clear the barriers and allow access to roads

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... 12.5km. Emergency vehicles were not making targets; 93 per cent of ambulances were arriving on time, with delays of up to nine minutes. Primary schools and kindergartens in affected areas have ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EMERGENCY SERVICES

    Cameras for 999 crews keep an eye on the road

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Cameras for 999 crews keep an eye on the road Video cameras fixed to six Fire Services Department vehicles, excluding ambulances, will be switched on today ... Ambulance services are provided by the department. An ambulance workers' union said there was little trust between management and paramedics, who have been fighting for better pay and working ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Unconscious driver pulled from truck crushed by tumbling shipping containers

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:53pm

    ... was put into an ambulance shortly after 2pm and taken to nearby Princess Margaret Hospital, police said. He suffered fractures to his legs and arms. Fire engines and an ambulance were called ...




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