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  1. Battle against swine flu not over, Wen says

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Premier Wen Jiabao has warned against any relaxation in preventing the spread of swine flu to the mainland. Mr Wen chatted to a quarantined patient via a video link at a hospital in Xiamen on Saturday during a three-day trip to Fujian provinc ...

  2. Struggling 'barefoot doctor' may call it quits

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Josie Liu

    ... Josie Liu Yang Zhijun rises early in the morning, while his small mountain village in southern Ningxia is still blanketed in darkness, the night chill and absolute quiet. He walks along winding yellow mud roads, past a dry river bed, and climbs a few hund ...

  3. Scheme for public, private sectors to work as a team

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy and Ella Lee It aims to establish better sharing of information in case of a fresh outbreak A contingency plan for public and private health-care sectors to work together in fighting Sars was hammered out this month, after the government's ...

  4. 'A huge castle built on sand'

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... At a bus terminus in Kennedy Town near the old abattoir, an obscure plaque provides a daily reminder of the bubonic plague of 1894, which killed 2,550 people in Hong Kong. The Black Death, spread by rats, holds a special place in the battle against infect ...

  5. Mainland mums may get $20,000 hospital bill

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Pregnant mainland mothers who abuse Hong Kong's public hospital system to give birth on the cheap could be slapped with a $20,000 bill if a proposal by the health authorities gets the go-ahead. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Ch ...

  6. Cross-border database to keep tabs on diseases

    Posted Oct 19th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Ella Lee and Mary Ann Benitez Statistics from both sides will be shared in battle against infections Information on more than 30 infectious diseases will be made available on both sides of the border through a computer database, under a joint programme be ...

  7. Scientist warns of a hidden threat

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... from China's Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday. Speaking at a conference on Sars and bird flu organised by the Ministry of Health and the World Bank yesterday, ... don't know what will come next and we still may have to pay for it.' Among 40 emerging infectious diseases that have been identified around the world, China had conducted research on fewer ...

  8. Fear of Sars panic kept hospital open

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu, Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung and Elaine Wu The decision not to shut Prince of Wales last year helped spread infection, says a top health executive Health chiefs decided against shutting Prince of Wales Hospital at the start of the Sars outbreak last year to avoid causing p ...

  9. New standards loom to ensure product safety

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People's Congress. Product quality has been under scrutiny since a string of scandals over potentially deadly levels of toxins in exports ranging from toys to food. In the latest incident, ... another attempt to restore confidence in the 'made-in-China label', Mr Wen said all requirements and testing methods for the safety and quality of consumer goods would comply ...

  10. Local authorities to be held accountable for product quality

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing hopes to calm public concern over food and drug safety with the announcement yesterday that local authorities would be held accountable for the products made in their jurisdictions. Under a planned accountability system, local governments would be ...




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