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  1. Officials to investigate if hospital doctors reported chickenpox case

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Indonesian helpers aged 22 to 31, a spokeswoman said yesterday. 'Chickenpox is a notifiable disease [in] which registered medical practitioners [public or private] are required to report each ... In chickenpox cases, a patient would be admitted if there is complication of the disease,' it said. Meanwhile, the Labour Department said foreign domestic helpers enjoyed 'the same rights ...

  2. Sars, bird flu to be classed work-related infections

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan Workers will find it easier to get payouts after changes to occupational illness list Sars and bird flu will be deemed occupational diseases in Hong Kong- making it easier ... was working on legislative amendments to add Sars and bird flu to the list of 49 occupational diseases. 'We are consulting the medical sector, the insurance sector and the Labour Advisory Board. ...

  3. Relief for workers with Sars, bird flu

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government plans to add Sars and bird flu to the list of occupational diseases within the next three months. Legislative amendments are being drafted in consultation with the medical and insurance sectors and the Labour Advisory Board. At present, workers seeking compensation from their employers need to provide evidence they contracted either virus at work. If the amendments come ...

  4. Computer use cited as joint-pain cases rise

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... of 2,588 new suspected cases of occupational disease treated at two clinics in Kwun Tong and Fanling, 24 per cent involved office workers. But the number of office-worker cases confirmed as occupational disease dropped from 75 in 2005 to 35 last year. 'Office workers are now more aware of the harmful effects of using computers for long hours and many of them seek treatment once ...

  5. Adding insult to injury?

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Rick Glofcheski

    ... and disease in Hong Kong. Compensation is a matter of entitlement. A claim does not require court action, and so the system is faster and more efficient than ordinary court claims under the common ... a standard of 'reasonable care'. Currently, an injured worker or one who acquires an occupational disease is required to make an ECO claim against the employer. Any payment made is covered ...

  6. Migrant work still fraught with risks

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Mr Zhao said the mainland recorded about 50,000 cases of workplace poisoning every year. It sees 10,000 cases of pneumoconiosis- black lung disease- annually, a debilitating condition which affects miners who inhale coal dust. It is the most common vocational disease in the nation. Mr Zhao blamed employers for neglecting work safety and not signing proper contracts ...

  7. Activists seek memorial day for workers

    Posted Apr 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan About 30 injured workers, occupational disease sufferers and families of workers killed in industrial accidents gathered at Statue Square in Central yesterday to mourn those who have lost their lives and suffered ill health due to work. They were also fighting to have April 28 recognised as 'Memorial Day for Dead and Injured Workers in Hong Kong'. Similar ...

  8. 270 medical staff file Sars claims

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... a degenerative bone disease which is caused by the steroids used to treat Sars. It is believed the 12-month waiting time, specified by the Labour Department, is to ensure the doctors and nurses ... an employee can recover compensation under the ordinance in respect of Sars, if the disease is a personal injury by accident arising out of and in the course of employment,' the spokeswoman said. ...

  9. Most new maids forced to undergo HIV tests

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... for pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, chest X-rays and other tests in Hong Kong, even when they had undergone exactly the same tests in their home countries. Ms Fung said she clarified ...

  10. Use medical savings for insurance: report

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... accounts. 'The protection would mainly be for second-pillar services, such as treatment for diseases like cancer, and for health screening and private services.' Dr Li said there were ...




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