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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Quake survivors will recover but nation must improve emergency relief

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... not enough, landslides and bridge and road collapses continued to block or hinder access to emergency workers and supplies, and heavy rain and floods compounded the misery. That is not to detract from the emergency response and rescue effort reported in mainland media. But it should be remembered that many Chinese still live in underdeveloped rural areas. Hence the creaky infrastructure, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1036221/quake-survivors-will-recover-nation-must-improve-emergency
  2. Expansion of Daya Bay's emergency zone ruled out

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... emergency planning officials insist, as they rule out expanding the emergency planning zone beyond a 20-kilometre radius from the plant. But anti-nuclear activists accuse the government of overconfidence and say it underestimates the potential impact of a nuclear disaster. The government agreed to revise its emergency plan for Daya Bay after the Fukushima crisis in Japan last year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994669/expansion-daya-bays-emergency-zone-ruled-out
  3. 20 rescued from blazing building

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo About 80 firefighters yesterday rushed to rescue residents trapped in a blazing Fanling building with only one staircase. Two women, aged 25 and 69, were sent to North District Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and were discharged last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/552799/20-rescued-blazing-building
  4. Protest sparks emergency talks

    Posted Jul 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Dragonair executives held emergency talks with union officials after an estimated 100 cabin crew called in sick on Friday. They promised to hold a series of meetings starting on Tuesday to address staff concerns. Management later sent a memo to all flight attendants appealing for them to put an end to the action, which it warned could disrupt the airline's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506936/protest-sparks-emergency-talks
  5. Paramedics upgraded on emergency births

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... rushing to hospitals in Hong Kong at the last minute to give birth. Some 1,453 mainland women gave birth in emergency wards in the first 11 months of last year, almost triple the number ... to stay near the hospitals. They do not need to take any vehicle in the event of an emergency delivery,' Leung said. The department has decided to step up training of ambulance officers, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990347/paramedics-upgraded-emergency-births
  6. Landing row sparks air safety probe

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... pilot insisted on landing first. A manager for Qatar Airways in Shanghai told the South China Morning Post that their Boeing 777's landing was delayed further because of the dispute ... and CAAC's Air Traffic Management Bureau. The official reportedly added that, under civil aviation rules, pilots who refused to give way to a plane that had issued a distress call may have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977057/landing-row-sparks-air-safety-probe
  7. Emergency rooms will not cope

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and accident and emergency departments. The authority's senior management asked individual units to enhance training for frontline staff to deal with emergency deliveries and to review staffing ... The number of mainland women giving birth using public emergency rooms has risen by almost 80 per cent this year, prompting hospitals to prepare contingency plans to handle the influx. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972646/emergency-rooms-will-not-cope
  8. Fire-hit Cathay Airbus in emergency landing

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry An investigation was under way last night after a Cathay Pacific plane with 136 passengers on board was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore after flames poured out ... Singapore to Jakarta early yesterday. Some passengers prayed and others screamed as the plane shook violently before making an emergency landing on one engine in Singapore, where fire engines were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967906/fire-hit-cathay-airbus-emergency-landing
  9. Better response to disasters planned

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... relief departments. He also pledged to accelerate the construction of 13 national-level warehouses for disaster relief supplies. He said Beijing would draft emergency plans for larger disasters and provide examples of solutions to help local governments. He did not mention why the central government had waited so long to activate the emergency plans- drafted since the 2003 Sars epidemic- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627548/better-response-disasters-planned
  10. Stretched to limit?

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Aid is failing to reach many victims of the devastating earthquake in Pakistan and India. The emergency relief operation is said to be overstretched and needs better co-ordination. What should be done? Share your views: write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/520328/stretched-limit

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