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  1. Doctors seek second review of warning in overcharging case

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A third of the Medical Council's 28 members have petitioned for a second time for a review of a controversial case that saw a doctor reprimanded for overcharging, saying ... to charge extra for providing services such as taking a blood sample and providing medical advice. The members called for a review of the case last month but their request was turned down. One ...

  2. Pair with severe infections among 78 new swine flu cases in the city

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... in a sheltered workshop. At least 78 new cases were confirmed yesterday, bringing the total to 1,467. Fifteen patients were still in hospital, 13 in stable condition. One of the severe cases ... other severe case, a 37-year-old Filipino maid, remained in critical condition last night after spending her ninth day in intensive care at United Christian Hospital. A medical source said ...

  3. 76-year-old first severe swine flu case in city

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A senior health official yesterday warned that Hong Kong would see more severe swine flu cases or even deaths after an elderly patient's condition became serious. The 76-year-old man- the first severe swine flu case in Hong Kong- was admitted to Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin on Sunday with breathing difficulties and a fever. He tested positive for swine flu ...

  4. City confirms 10 new cases, including family members of students

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

    ... Ella Lee Hong Kong confirmed 10 new swine flu cases yesterday, including two family members of infected secondary students in the city's first local cluster of infections. Twelve Form Four students at St Paul's Convent School were confirmed with the A(H1N1) virus on Thursday. The cases were the city's first cluster of local infections. The Centre for Health ...

  5. Three more imported cases diagnosed in HK

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang Three more travellers from the United States were confirmed to have swine flu yesterday, bringing the number of cases in Hong Kong to 26. They were admitted to hospital after spending more than a day in the city. One had visited Ocean Park and another had played basketball. The first case involved an eight-year-old boy from Puerto Rico. He arrived in Hong ...

  6. Flu-case school shut for two weeks

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... cases reported in Hong Kong yesterday. It is the first time that the government has suspended classes because of the swine flu threat. The three new cases bring the city's total to 15. Controller of the Centre for Health Protection Thomas Tsang Hoi-fai warned that the risk of Hong Kong having a community outbreak was greater because of the school-related case. 'Many swine flu ...

  7. New flu case raises fear of local spread

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... to be confirmed as having the virus. The doctor passed through the transit area of Hong Kong's airport on Monday. All Hong Kong's cases so far have been imported- one from Mexico and three from ... said the patient had stayed at home most of the time and his team was investigating her close contacts. 'We do not rule out the chance that more cases will come to our attention.' ...

  8. Health officials search for HK links to flu case in Sichuan

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang Health officials were checking yesterday whether anyone who had contact with the mainland's first swine flu case had come to Hong Kong, while a medical expert ... 'significantly increased' with the confirmation of the mainland case- a 30-year-old male student in Sichuan- given the heavy flow of people between the two places. He said it would be 'almost ...

  9. HK on 24/7 alert to detect first case

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang Hong Kong health officials are working around the clock in an effort to detect the first case of swine flu in the city as early as possible and then isolate ... said Hong Kong was ready for the first swine flu case 'at any time'. His comment came after the World Health Organisation raised its flu pandemic alert level from phase four to five ...

  10. Hospital's data-loss cases alarm minister

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Repeated cases of data loss at United Christian Hospital were 'inconceivable' and caused concern that medical workers did not care much about patient privacy, the health ... the previous case just a month ago. We have asked the Hospital Authority to conduct an investigation and find ways to better protect patients' privacy,' Secretary for Food and Health York ...




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