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  1. Business - Economy - HEALTH CARE

    Accenture to take over Obamacare website

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... it until now – some because of pre-existing health conditions like heart disease that insurers were unwilling to cover. But the site was unable to cope with the full onslaught of users until ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Chinese farmer saws off his own legs as insurance will not cover medical costs

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 01:43pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... illnesses. Among them are congenital heart disease, terminal kidney illness and some forms of cancer. Zheng's condition was not on the list. Moreover, reimbursements are capped at 70,000 yuan. ... diseases, the premium payment must be significantly increased, to the level of commercial insurance." Like Zheng, Zhang Xinjian, a 25-year-old brick maker's assistant in Qingyuan county, ...

  3. News - HEALTH CARE

    Dementia patients suffering through lack of specialised care

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... 130,000 people with the disease in Hong Kong," said Zero Kwok Wai-sang, St James' senior manager for regional service for the elderly. "But there is no government-subsidised care ... such as community care service vouchers meant for the elderly. He said many people were willing to take care of family members afflicted with the disease in their own homes, which reduced the social costs ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Oxygen mishap kills hospital patient

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Oxygen mishap led to patient's death Two experienced nurses overestimated a patient's ability to cope with having her oxygen supply briefly removed, leading to her death, a report on the incident at Princess Margaret Hospital has found. The 57-year-old patient had advanced motor neurone disease- a breakdown of nerve cells in the brain ...

  5. Business - Companies - HEALTH CARE

    China Bio-Med unlocking growth in a greyer future

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to develop products to treat ageing-related diseases. Company chairman Oscar Wong Sai-hung, who is also a director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, said that under the agreement the company would ... others. It will look at ways that Chinese medicine and other treatments can be used to slow the ageing process and preventing or even curing some diseases related to ageing such as osteoporosis- ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Sick mainland Chinese children find life-saving help in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... by childhood cancer survivors, their family and medical workers. Based at the Prince of Wales Hospital, it aids youngsters battling cancer and other serious diseases- and helps parents far from ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    China's public health insurance to cover greater ground

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... for serious illnesses promises to disregard the disease and offer high reimbursement in cases of "catastrophic medical expenditure". "In theory, the greater the bill, the higher ... burdened by medical bills, as coverage is limited. Sun said that currently, only about half of all medical expenditures are reimbursed, and in many areas, serious diseases are not covered by basic ...

  8. Business - Money - HEALTH CARE

    China spending on health care forecast to hit US$1tr in 2020

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... up from 359.4 billion yuan in 2008, the Ministry of Health said. It raised medical insurance coverage to more than 95 per cent of the population and added diseases such as lung and gastric ...



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