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  1. Policy proposals under review

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... the Legislative Council's question-and-answer session prompted speculation that the administration may hold back consultation on sensitive issues such as health care financing and the public service ... media executives if the government would delay consultation on issues such as health care financing, Mr Tsang said the administration would announce policy proposals only after thorough ...

  2. Private doctors set to take on public patients

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Gary Cheung

    ... week by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen in his policy address. The measures, which include setting up a directory of private doctors and dentists providing primary health care, reflect ... said there was little chance the policy address would spell out a timetable for the second round. 'Donald Tsang may hold off the consultation on health care financing until the heat over ...

  3. Tsang urges parties to be flexible on reforms

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... medical groups yesterday to canvass their views. Dr Choi said Mr Tsang's remarks were made in response to his call for extra funding to reform the health-care system. He said Mr Tsang said the government would consider earmarking more spending for health care if the economy grew by 5 per cent in the years ahead. Since the middle of this month, Mr Tsang has been meeting representatives ...

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    Ageing Hong Kong plans more childcare centres to encourage mothers back to work

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:39am by Olga Wong, Gary Cheung

    ... projections. This will push up health care and welfare costs and hit tax receipts as workers retire and the workforce shrinks. The source did not disclose which age groups the centres would target ... Support Child Care Project under which children under nine are taken care of by neighbours who volunteer to provide home services. A total of 10,594 children benefited from the scheme in 2013/14. ...

  5. Restore funding before cutting taxes, Arculli urges

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Quinton Chan

    ... giving heavy subsidies for medical care, welfare and education,' said Mr Arculli, also a member of the Health and Medical Development Advisory Committee which is reviewing public health-care ... Gary Cheung and Quinton Chan The government should not introduce tax cuts in next week's budget, given persistent complaints about a lack of resources for areas such as medical care ...

  6. Most elderly expected to contribute to cost of inoculations

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Gary Cheung

    ... six months and six years, chronically ill patients and health care workers. It is understood that the government will also allow doctors to set their prices for the swine flu vaccination ... yesterday. Permanent Secretary for Food and Health Sandra Lee Suk-yee met private doctors' representatives to discuss the vaccination programme under which 890,000 people aged 65 or above ...

  7. No rush to reveal new names in Exco lineup

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... secondary compared with economic issues,' the source said. The source added that there was no urgency to resolve thorny issues, such as health-care financing and the old age allowance. An Exco ...

  8. Schools and medical services to seek more foreign clients

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... The government will seek to develop the education and medical care services into industries to serve prospective clients from the mainland and other Asian countries, the chief executive said. The Trade Development Council plans to organise exhibitions abroad to promote Hong Kong's medical care services, government officials said. Mr Tung praised the high standards ...

  9. Akers-Jones backs junior minister role

    Posted Nov 07th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... as junior ministers on specific portfolios after accumulating experience in their chosen policy areas. 'There should be junior ministers caring for portfolios like food safety, culture and sport. It could help to ease the burden on the ministers whose portfolios were heavy, like secretary for health, welfare and food,' Sir David said. 'The portfolios of [Health Minister] ...

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    Former minister Fred Ma says Leung Chun-ying's team should be given more time

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... University survey. But the apology was enough to ensure his survival, and by the time he resigned six years later on health grounds, Ma was one of the most popular members of Donald Tsang ... either ask your assistant or a civil servant to take care of him, or you can choose to [talk to him] in person to win his support- I chose the latter," Ma said. "Because ...




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