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  1. Suicide prevention gets boost

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

    ... Four civic groups agree to co-ordinate efforts and raise public awareness Four civic groups yesterday joined hands to fight suicide as part of a global initiative to mark the first World Suicide Prevention Day today. Hong Kong's suicide rate reached ...

  2. Drug maker to raise up to HK$553m

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Lansen Pharmaceutical Holdings, majority owned by London-listed Cathay International, launched its investor roadshow yesterday, aiming to tap Hong Kong's equity market for up to HK$553 million. In addition to property management, Cathay has made inve ...

  3. How swine flu confounded all expectations

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... With the same 'HSI' abbreviation, the human swine influenza and Hang Seng Index have at least one other thing in common - their unpredictability. Financial analysts find it hard to predict the perturbations of the stock market, and doctors and h ...

  4. Hospitals told to cut on-call roster

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Public hospitals were asked by the Hospital Authority again yesterday to submit new plans to cut the number of doctors on call for emergencies after the landmark court ruling. The authority is surveying individual hospitals on the implementation of the on ...

  5. Authority in talks over blunder compensation

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Hospital Authority is negotiating with Europharm on compensation issues after contamination of the drug maker's gout medicine was linked to five deaths. The director of cluster services, Cheung Wai-lun, said the authority would seek compensation from the manufacturer to cover the authority's drug replacement expenses after Purinol was suspended, and any ...

  6. Hospital Authority 'cheating public'

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Hospital Authority has been accused of cheating the public in its scheme to document doctors' working hours. Last year, the authority introduced 'doctors' work reforms' at some hospitals in a pilot programme that aims to reduce a medic's working week to 65 hours or less. The authority also wants to reduce the number of continuous hours worked. ...

  7. Talk to us earlier, drugs chief urges doctors

    Posted Feb 13th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The one-week suspension of Queen Mary Hospital's bone marrow transplant unit - where patients have contracted a rare fungal infection - might have been avoided if the only drug able to control the infection had been stocked earlier, the hospital's pharmacy chief said yesterday. William Chui Chun-ming, head of pharmacy services for the Hospital ...

  8. Economic downturn helps government hospitals retain staff

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The serious shortage of doctors and nurses at public hospitals has received some relief, as medical workers have been seeking job stability and training opportunities in the public sector. The Hospital Authority projected that the turnover figure for the approximately 5,000 public doctors would be 5.1 per cent for 2008-09, the lowest in five financial years. Ching ...

  9. Higher subsidies urged

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... The Hospital Authority has been urged to increase its subsidies to encourage more public patients to have cataract operations in the private sector. In February the government gave HK$40 million to the authority to launch the public-private programme to c ...

  10. No health risk for adults, CCTV reports

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A 60kg adult who drinks less than 2 litres of contaminated milk a day will not suffer any health risk, state television reported last night, citing health authorities from the mainland and overseas. However it did not say if it would make a difference over a long period. The latest check by the General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine ...




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