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  1. Chinese medicine is curing swine flu, authorities claim

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the dose and types of herbs. Such personalised treatment seldom caused drug resistance, as Tamiflu could, Dr Wang said. Tu Zhitao, director of the education department of the Beijing Administration ...

  2. Poor economy injects new life into caring sector

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... profession. We want to attract youngsters who have the heart,' she said. There are no plans to expand the programme, which has been accredited by the Education Department. The next recruitment ... with a few South Asians brought up in Hong Kong and who speak Cantonese. Irene Ho Shuk-chun, who is responsible for nursing education at the authority, said that during economic downturns fewer ...

  3. Lobbyists block sex education

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila The government has suspended a sex education programme in state schools after priests and a conservative lobby group said they were 'scandalised' ... sleeping'. Another exercise intended to promote safe sex and slow down population growth asked pre-teen pupils to bring their own condoms to class along with cucumbers and bananas. Department ...

  4. Subsidised nursing courses on offer

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Applications for admission to a two-year, full-time, fully subsidised, enrolled-nurse training programme opened yesterday. The Social Welfare Department will fully subsidise the HK$50,000 tuition. Over-18s with a Form Five education may apply for the 110 places, but they must serve in the welfare sector as an enrolled nurse for at least two years after completing ...

  5. Flu scare will keep primary schools shut: education chief

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong All primary schools and kindergartens will remain closed and secondary schools will begin their summer breaks earlier, once examinations are finished, the education minister announced yesterday as the city's swine flu count rose to 408, with 60 new cases. Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung said: 'After consulting the Department of Health, ...

  6. HK lagging on child vaccines, medics warn

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... behind other places not only in its immunisation programme but also in public vaccination education. The Department of Health now offers the so-called four-in-one vaccines for free to all ... Ella Lee Government urged to subsidise immunisation programme The government should issue health-care vouchers for child vaccines and educate parents about their effectiveness, the Medical ...

  7. exhibitors

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the facts The 490-plus exhibitors taking part in the Education & Careers Expo include schools, businesses, professional associations, government departments, semi-government ... Management. The Chinese University of Hong Kong's English department believes that a 21st-century education should include a bilingual and bicultural dimension, and with that aim in mind, trains ...

  8. A gift that keeps on giving

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... donors to register their wish early,' says Dr Kung Kin-hang, senior medical officer at the department's Central Health Education Unit. There is no restriction of gender, age or race ... just 1 per cent of the population, despite 70 per cent of respondents to a phone survey in 2007 by the Health Department saying they were willing to donate their organs. To help boost donor ...

  9. Passion to save lives is a must

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Ana Wang

    ... to help people,' says Fong Wing-yiu, an ambulanceman who joined the Fire Services Department four years ago. 'Believing that we are there to save people helps me overcome the difficulties.' The department received an average of 1,800 calls a day and conveyed about 600,000 patients, or casualties, to hospitals last year. Ambulancemen are usually deployed to carry out ...

  10. Common sense the key to handling emergencies

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... department. Nurses there sent a security guard rather than a medical team. The man arrived at the emergency room 26 minutes after his son got him to the hospital and was certified dead shortly after. ... on December 20. If it had, Dr Ma would not have determined that the response of the receptionist and the accident and emergency department were inadequate. Nor would he have questioned ...




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