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  1. Tung takes the health chief off Sars probe

    Posted Jul 18th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Yeoh Eng-kiong is removed to dispel doubts over the committee's credibility The health chief has been removed as chairman of an expert committee investigating the government's handling of the Sars outbreak to dispel people's doubts about its credibility. The removal of Yeoh Eng-kiong, the Secretary of Health, Welfare and Food, was announced by Chief Executive Tung ...

  2. Democrats fear for health of shamed colleague

    Posted Jan 30th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... if their handling of the incident had affected the party's image, he replied: 'We don't have any choice because Mr Ho's health condition is too bad [for him to face the public].' Mr ...

  3. HK hospitals 'failing to deliver'

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Overworked, demoralised staff deprive patients of good care, says surgeon quitting in dismay A top neurosurgeon has launched a stinging attack on the state of the public health ... twins in 2003, said Hong Kong's health system was facing an 'identity crisis' and was not delivering the care patients deserved. Most of his criticisms were backed last night ...

  4. Surgeon who tried to separate Laleh and Ladan tells of heartbreak

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Eighteen months after carrying out an operation to separate Siamese twins from Iran, a Singaporean neurosurgeon has spoken of his continuing sadness at the failure of the surgery. 'I feel sad. I feel very sad that the patients did not sur ...

  5. Cross-border check on fatal strain of bronchitis

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou and Klaudia Lee Hong Kong health chiefs are keeping in close touch with their Guangdong counterparts over a fatal strain of bronchitis in the province ... Kong's health department said its Centre for Health Protection was keeping in close contact with mainland authorities over the report. The newspaper said a white, fibre-like material formed ...

  6. Flu vaccine may be given to elderly welfare recipients

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Hong Kong's health chief is considering the measure as a way to help the diagnosis of genuine cases of Sars Hong Kong's health chief said yesterday the 170,000 elderly people ... the move could help health workers diagnose genuine cases of Sars more quickly since the two diseases' symptoms could easily be confused. There have been concerns that most elderly Hong Kong ...

  7. HK on high alert for the virus to re-emerge

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... of a new case in Singapore, the health chief said yesterday. As soon as the Singapore case was confirmed, the Department of Health alerted the laboratories at the Hospital Authority, the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University. The case involves a laboratory technician. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong said there was no information linking the case to Hong ...

  8. Hong Kong watching for disease, not 'crying wolf'

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... the health chief says. The city would not be well served if hospital staff were ordered to wear full protective clothing whenever a case cropped up elsewhere, said Secretary for Health, Welfare ... there are other cases. 'Those are measures that we think are appropriate,' he said in Manila, where he is attending a World Health Organisation regional conference. Hospital Authority chief ...

  9. Safety fears halt work at two 'sub-standard' Prince of Wales labs

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... to upgrade medical facilities. According to World Health Organisation guidelines, only laboratories of level three or above can culture the live Sars virus. At a level-three facility the laboratory ...

  10. Lunch box law plan to tackle obesity

    Posted May 15th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Officials believe the quality of school meals must be regulated Hong Kong health officials may introduce laws to regulate what food children get in their school lunch boxes amid growing concern over rising childhood obesity levels. A medical source said the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau had held several meetings with nutrition and health professionals about ...




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