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  1. Pledge to upgrade drug standards

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing has pledged to upgrade domestic drug standards to international levels in the next four years as part of a drive to improve drug safety. Chemical drugs and biological products should reach or be close to international standards by 2015 and at least 90 per cent of medical equipment should meet international standards by then, ...

  2. Overseas doctors should be put to tried and true test of medical standards

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... shortage in certain specialties in public hospitals'. The Allied Concern Group on the Standard of Medical Services in Hong Kong wishes to point out that this so-called assessment was nothing ... medical graduates meet the standards described on their CVs must be established by a proven assessment method. This is in order to protect the public. The Medical Council of Hong Kong has been ...

  3. Act now to raise medical standards

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... With many people leading unhealthy lifestyles, there is a rising demand for medical services in Hong Kong. People expect hospitals to offer top-quality care despite the increasing pressure on medical staff. The recent series of medical errors in public ho ...

  4. Government sets new standard for safety of flu shots

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The safety of swine flu vaccines used in Hong Kong would be in doubt if more than three of the 140,000 people who have taken the shots develop severe damage to their nervous system within six weeks, according to the government's latest inter ...

  5. 'Standard practice' used on blood bag

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Standard procedures were followed in the transport of the blood bag involved when a patient with a chronic liver ailment died after a blood transfusion, the Coroner's Court ... medical technologist at the Red Cross blood bank, said the blood bag had gone through all standard procedures- including tests for any bacterial infection, checks on the bags and verification ...

  6. Baby formula scandal raises new questions about food standards

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu The infant formula at the centre of a scandal that has left dozens of babies in seven provinces with kidney stones and renal failure has further dented mainland parents' confidence- already low- in the domestic food industry. Questions abou ...

  7. New standards loom to ensure product safety

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

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing Premier Wen Jiabao renewed a pledge to improve product safety yesterday as he introduced measures to ensure Chinese-made goods meet international standards. In yet ... with international standards. 'It is imperative that people feel confident about the safety of food and other consumer goods and that our exports have a good reputation,' Mr Wen told the National ...

  8. Hospital failed to meet standards, inquest told

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the reasonable standards expected of an acute medical service. Appropriate clinical management in the morning or early afternoon of the day he died might have prevented death,' Dr Yu told ...

  9. Beijing hospital raises standard of care for the mentally ill

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... people are getting more competitive and in the rural areas, people feel they have difficulties in catching up with the cities' living standards,' he said. White-collar workers suffered ...

  10. Our senior citizens deserve a better standard of health care

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Your correspondents Elsa Lee and J. Y. K. Cheng, who wrote about medical benefits for the elderly reflected public concern over the government's pittance given to our senior citizens ('Welfare rise is not the answer', and 'The elderly ...




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