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    Suzanne Ho: 'With my faith in God, I can be at peace', says health professional

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Slow and steady wins the race in a career dedicated to improving health care for mid-life women, writes Nora Tong Suzanne Ho Suzanne Ho Chan Sut-ying, Emeritus Professor of public health and primary care at the Chinese University (CUHK), has dedicated her career to the study of women's health and helping women achieve better physical, social and mental being. ...

  2. New health chief's prescription

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Incoming health minister Dr Ko Wing-man says the new government should continue a wide range of medical policies introduced by its predecessor, including the unpopular health insurance scheme, the partnership between private and public hospitals, and the health care voucher programme for the elderly. His comments allayed concern that the next ...

  3. Doubt cast on health insurance plan

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com The administration should set aside its proposed voluntary health insurance scheme because it is being rushed through without enough debate and the new ... have been too brief and have failed to address patients' concerns about the long-delayed project. The government planned the scheme to rebalance health care services. The public sector ...

  4. See big picture on public health care

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our public hospital system is far from broken, but it could easily get that way without health care reform. Chronic shortages of medical staff, the increasing pressures of an ageing ... the public health sector provides a good standard of care at exceptionally low prices for all residents, regardless of income. Given the strains being experienced, it is an unsustainable situation. ...

  5. Five-year plan to ease individuals' health care costs

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing has pledged to ease the financial burden of health care on individuals by 2015 through a series of reforms, including increasing government spending. Each individuals' share of medical bills will be cut to below 30 per cent, according to the 12th five-year plan on enacting health care reforms, which was published on Thursday. Most ...

  6. Health warning for medical sector

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at least 90 per cent had seen at least one hospital dispute a month. The reasons behind the anger are understandable. Market reforms that replaced a free national health system mean that provincial ... hospitals so that there can be better management and equipment. With good health being integral to a society's development, it is the least that should be expected. ...

  7. The best health solution for now

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Health chief Dr York Chow Yat-ngok has pitched the government's proposed voluntary health insurance scheme as a means of strengthening the regulation and development of private medical insurance and health-care services. The Legislative Council's health services panel, however, is concerned that HK$50 billion set aside to subsidise insurance for high-risk patients ...

  8. Restrictions hinder health care system

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... For the second time in recent years a court has overruled the Medical Council on a doctor's right to advertise qualifications and experience. As a result, Hong Kong cardiologist Dr Lau Yuk-kong can now list himself as a Fellow of the American College ...

  9. Who pays for what under health-care reforms?

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that John Tsang Chun-wah has set aside for wide-ranging health-care financing reforms- which feature a voluntary medical insurance scheme regulated by the government- is expected to trigger a debate ... in the government's public-consultation exercise back the insurance scheme, views are divided over the use of the start-up fund. Some said all the money should be injected into the public health-care system ...

  10. Market-oriented measures aim to boost health care

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing says it wants to take a more market-oriented approach to health care, allowing expanded private investment in medical institutions and permitting doctors to practice ... to help optimise limited medical resources, usually concentrated in big public hospitals and in more developed areas. Wen said the measures would 'provide convenient medical and health ...




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