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  1. Hospital Authority starts surveillance programme

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The Hospital Authority and all 12 private hospitals in Hong Kong have been placed on full alert for bird flu. The authority last night also announced the launch of a three-week enhanced surveillance programme from tomorrow. Under the programme, public hospitals have to report to the authority's e-Flu system if a patient shows symptoms of bird flu, has been in contact ...

  2. Health authorities confirm another case of dengue fever

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Yan Chai Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital last Thursday. The spokesman revealed that the man had travelled to Indonesia between August 21 and 27. He urged people to be alert ...

  3. Pollution policies should be left to competent authorities

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... locations. Roadside pollution and its health effects are known to extend through a wide radius from the sources and, in Hong Kong, will have an impact on schools, hospitals, transport, shop ... then it is time that the licence to pontificate on environmental health matters be removed from the directorate of the EPD and placed firmly in the hands of informed health authorities. Anthony Hedley, ...

  4. Lifestyle

    Easy does it: A look inside Beijing Design Week

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Annie Gotterson

    ... Representing Hong Kong at the forum is Michael Lynch, CEO of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. He will discuss the ways in which he hopes the district will serve as a model of sustainable, ... Lynch says the authority has been looking at projects that have used new technologies to enhance buildings and venues, and add to the visitors' experience. Smartphone compatible ...

  5. Hospital serves up meatless Mondays for environmental health

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the programme and found the new meals tasty. The set is also available in the hospital restaurant for visitors and staff. Pi hopes it can be provided to all hospitals in the Hospital Authority ... a third of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Since April 26, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital has been offering a 'Meatless Monday Programme' providing a 'low-carbon ...

  6. Scheme eases hospital energy bills, but far from breaking even

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Public hospitals have saved HK$30 million in energy fees since the Hospital Authority launched its 'Invest-to-Save' scheme five years ago- but it is still a tiny ... But compared with the HK$650 million the 41 public hospitals spent on electricity in 2006-07, the money saved was less than 1 per cent. Yuen Pak-leung, the authority's engineering boss, said some ...

  7. Wen promises safer schools and hospitals on quake visit

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Premier vows strict design standards for rebuilding On his third visit to the quake zone, Premier Wen Jiabao vowed to make schools and hospitals the 'sturdiest, safest ... of Sichuan, but surrounding provinces also suffered damage and about 500 deaths, with many village houses destroyed. The premier said the rebuilding of schools and hospitals should be subject ...

  8. News - China - POLLUTION

    Dongguan authorities admit water from Dongjiang not fit to drink

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Dongjiang water not fit to drink Dongguan authorities have admitted for the first time that water from the city's section of the Dongjiang, or East River, ... of the pollutants being heavy metals from untreated sewage discharged directly into the river, The Southern Metropolis News reported. The authorities said levels of carcinogenic nickel had increased ...

  9. Airport Authority rethinks stance on social costs

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The Airport Authority appears to be softening on its reluctance to conduct an extra study on the social costs and benefits of building a third runway, and to gauge carbon emissions from aircraft. The authority has also pledged to identify the practical methodologies for such a study to ease public concerns over the development. However, the operator ...

  10. News - World - IRAN

    Hospitals struggle with crowds after quakes kill 250 in Iran

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Dubai Medical units struggle to cope after tremors rock villages, leaving 250 dead and thousands affected Quake victims crowd hospitals Overcrowded hospitals in northwest Iran ... Varzaghan and Harees, near the major city of Tabriz, Iranian media reported. Many villages are hard to reach by road, hindering rescue efforts. Hospitals in Tabriz, Ardabil and other cities nearby ...




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