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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council demands new misconduct body amid fears errors swept under the carpet

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:24pm by CANNIX YAU

    ... Cannix Yau cannix.yau@scmp.com Medical Council chairman calls for Hospital Authority to be stripped of power to probe doctors' errors amid fears cases are being ignored Lau demands ... for the authority to refer more cases to the watchdog fell on deaf ears. In what he admits will be an uphill battle, council chairman Professor Joseph Lau Wan-yee will lobby the medical profession ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571647/joseph-lau-wan-yee-demands-new-misconduct-body-hospitals
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reform of Medical Council needed to restore public confidence after Eugina Lau case: group

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:29am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... The council’s problems were highlighted by the case of singer Peter Cheung Shung-tak and his wife, former actress Eugina Lau Mei-kuen, who spent nine years in an uphill battle for justice over the death ... years before the complainants received the committee’s decision on whether it will take the case, he said. In Cheung and Lau’s case, the couple first filed a complaint to the Medical Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523714/reform-medical-council-needed-restore-public-confidence-after-eugina
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong is not equipped to study the Ebola virus

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Jessie Lau and Emily Tsang

    ... Jessie Lau and Emily Tsang Experts maintain highest-level biochemical lab is not necessary as infectious diseases like Ebola 'are not found in this part of the world' HK is not equipped to study Ebola virus Despite its hard-earned reputation as a centre for excellence in handling infectious diseases, Hong Kong is not equipped to conduct investigations into the deadly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574397/hong-kong-not-equipped-study-ebola-virus
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chronic shortage of doctors in Hong Kong will not be resolved for years, report warns

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 11:46pm by Emily Tsang

    ... licensing requirements for foreign doctors who want to work in the city, an idea that has sparked conflict with the Medical Association. Council chairman Professor Joseph Lau Wan-yee told the Post ... it may require legislative amendments," Lau said of the internship rule. Foreign doctors would still take a multiple choice test on their professional knowledge and an English language exam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567939/pressure-more-foreign-doctors-meet-chronic-shortage-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Step up bird flu tests on chickens, Hong Kong health expert urges

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Mimi Lau

    ... With rising risk of infection, health centre urges more checks on local poultry farms The Hong Kong government 's Centre for Health Protection yesterday recommended that tests for H7N9 bird flu on locally raised chickens be stepped up, with its exper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1227144/step-bird-flu-tests-hong-kong-raised-chickens-government-advisers-say
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Leave research to medical schools, says vet chief

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy and Stuart Lau

    ... A training institute for vets will give consumers wider choice of providers but it is up to medical schools to tackle viruses, says board chairman A new veterinary school would not be able to do much to control the transmission of animal diseases to human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214712/leave-research-medical-schools-says-vet-chief
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council could face major surgery as government plans reforms

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:50pm by Emily Tsang

    ... against medical professionals heard. Council chairman Professor Joseph Lau Wan-yee has said that up to 10 months could be cut from the average waiting time of 38 to 40 months it takes a case to arrive at the hearing stage. Shortcomings in the complaints system were highlighted by the long delay experienced by singer Peter Cheung Shung-tak and former actress Eugina Lau Mei-kuen after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555353/medical-council-could-face-major-surgery-government-plans-reforms
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    No need yet for ban on live poultry from China, says expert - yet disease still spreading

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau, Kwong Man-ki, Emily Tsang

    ... Mimi Lau, Kwong Man-ki and Emily Tsang Health experts say limiting shipments to Hong Kong not necessary to slow spread of H7N9; Beijing reports mainland’s 45th death from flu virus No need for ban on live poultry exports A top mainland respiratory disease expert rejected the need for a ban on live poultry shipments to Hong Kong to prevent the spread of H7N9 yesterday after Guangdong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296264/no-need-yet-ban-live-poultry-china
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Father questions hospital treatment after boy, 8, dies of encephalitis

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Olga Wong and Lo Wei

    ... died from encephalitis on Sunday has questioned whether an oversight by doctors at the Prince of Wales Hospital led to his son's death. Lau Wai-lun, a Sha Tin district councillor, said his only son, Ted Lau, had shown symptoms of encephalitis on June 15, when he was admitted to the hospital, and on the following day, but that doctors did not take action until he had a seizure. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544452/father-questions-hospital-treatment-after-boy-8-dies-encephalitis
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Inquiry launched after boy, 8, falls ill and dies in days

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:54am by Danny Mok

    ... The sudden death of the eight-year-old son of a Sha Tin district councillor has triggered an investigation by the Centre for Health Protection after tests showed he had encephalitis. Ted Lau, who ... of infectious disease had been detected at the school. The boy was the only son of Lau Wai-lun, who represents the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong on Sha Tin district council. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543963/inquiry-launched-after-boy-8-falls-ill-and-dies-days

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