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  1. Around the bends

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Laura Chaudhry Scuba diving is, like golf, one of those wonderful activities you can enjoy in your teenage years as well as your grandparenting days. Part of the appeal lies in the feeling of going into an unknown environment, yet at the same time having the equipment and training to make you feel safe. But it's not entirely risk free. One problem associated with scuba diving ...

  2. Authority mulls oxygen therapy

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the equipment should be used and in what hospitals, and whether it should be available in only one hospital for the trial, Dr Ho said. Dr Ho's disclosure follows appeals by the wife of paralysed ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Patient counts the cost of just staying alive

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Samuel Lo Siu-fung needs a machine to help him breathe, and enough money to keep it working Patient counts the cost of just staying alive Samuel Lo Siu-fung, who has a muscle-degenerative disease, is already using a mach ...

  4. The arc of a diver

    Posted Dec 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... not to send a diving team to Atlanta in the US that year. 'It was a political and financial thing,' says Oshry, 30. 'I still have my Speedo trunks and a box full of medals in the bottom ... pants sizes in muscle since he quit diving and starting training in the gym. Sport has always been part of his life. In his younger days he also swam and dabbled in athletics, soccer, tennis, ...

  5. Lack of hi-tech medical equipment unacceptable

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The availability of hi-tech medical equipment does not necessarily lead to better health care. But patients are clearly placed at a disadvantage if key pieces of equipment are scarce or outdated. It is ironic that in a city obsessed with hi-tech gadgets and with a richly endowed government sitting on piles of reserves, our public hospitals are still full of ageing equipment ...

  6. Hospitals to get new equipment to cut waits

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Hospital Authority is modernising its ageing equipment with new government funding as a study shows Hong Kong scores poorly among some developed economies in the availability ... in which its health care system lags behind is the provision of advanced medical equipment such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners and computerised tomography (CT) scanners. A study ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH SERVICE

    Death at HK's Queen Mary Hospital 'caused by disconnected oxygen tube'

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Oxygen-delivery device became unattached during treatment, Queen Mary Hospital reveals Patient died afterlife-support tube was disconnected A patient with severe heart problems died in Queen Mary Hospital after a tub ...

  8. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... public health system is ill-equipped to cope, although once-paltry government spending on it has increased significantly under the quasi-civilian administration that took power in 2011. Dr Myat ...

  9. Hospital complains of equipment shortages

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A community public hospital in Wong Tai Sin has complained that a lack of resources and modern medical equipment has made it 'substandard' for a population of 430,000. ... it was shameful that a community hospital did not have such essential equipment. 'We'd never planned to provide high-end services, but if the Hospital Authority really needs us to play the role ...

  10. HK well equipped for outbreak after Sars, health secretary says

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Hong Kong could combat a swine-flu outbreak effectively because the city was well equipped to deal with infectious diseases as a result of the Sars outbreak, the health minister said yesterday. 'Even though the current risk for the disease spreading to Hong Kong is not too high, we must be alert and prepare for the worst,' Secretary of Health York Chow ...




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