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  1. Fears grow over Anwar's failing health

    Posted Jul 14th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim, have gathered at his house in an upscale suburb of Kuala Lumpur amid reports of a drastic decline in his health. They came after hearing that Anwar's back injury ... but the house speaker rejected it. Prison officials who took Anwar to the Kuala Lumpur General hospital yesterday refused to comment on his health. After three hours in the hospital, he was returned ...

  2. Father of private Aids orphanages dies in Beijing

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin in Beijing Take care of the children, Zhu Jinzhong tells wife One of the pioneers of private Aids orphanages on the mainland, Zhu Jinzhong, died in Beijing on Thursday. 'His last words were: 'After I die, take care of the children',' his weeping wife, Yang Guixiang, said yesterday. 'He's a great man. I'm proud of him ...

  3. Drugs list a result of 'hidden agenda'

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... the authority's plan would 'legitimise the malpractice of labelling patients by price tags'. Cancer patient Peter Choy warned 'an imminent health care tsunami' was developing, ... an 'unfair' standard drug list, or central drug formulary, that would result in double standards for the rich and the poor. In a 21/2-hour meeting of the Legco health services panel yesterday, 14 ...

  4. Early flu shots aim to improve the level of detection

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... illnesses that have shut two medical wards. Deputy Director of Health Leung Ting-hung said yesterday vaccinations would be given to residents of homes for the elderly, the disabled and health-care ... not protect against Sars, it will reduce the number of flu cases, making it easier to detect real cases of Sars, whose early symptoms can be confused with flu. Dr Leung also said health ...

  5. Inquest leaves questions unanswered

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... two children from a previous marriage, both now grown up. Chan was transferred to the intensive care unit but her condition deteriorated and she suffered a brain haemorrhage. An operation ... at about 3.40am on December 18. He added that doctors did not detect any bleeding after her first CT imaging scan taken at about 4.30am, but she was transferred to intensive care. She had another ...

  6. Sars report 'will not single out any officials for blame'

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... as being responsible. 'It will focus more on defects of the health-care system instead of individuals,' one source said. A co-chairman of the 11-member panel, Sir Cyril Chantler, said ... infected 1,755 people in Hong Kong and was blamed for the deaths of 299, including eight health workers. Sir Cyril and fellow co-chairman Sian Griffiths will present their findings to Chief ...

  7. Coroner's court calls for more night nurses

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... They also called for an increase in the number of nursing staff to provide 'more reasonable medical care to patients despite limited resources' in response to testimony by a nurse who had ...

  8. The day that changed the face of HK medicine

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

    ... A year ago today, 11 health-care staff in ward 8A at the Prince of Wales Hospital came down with a mysterious disease that would later spread across Hong Kong, infecting 1,755 people ... about his mission to give patients hope and love, rather than simply curing their physical illnesses. On March 10 last year, the Prince of Wales Hospital was on high alert after 11 health-care ...

  9. Private home blazes pioneering trail in helping the mentally ill

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang A rundown courtyard complex on the outskirts of Beijing is an unassuming home for a pioneering approach to psychiatric care. Despite the modest nature of the surroundings ... million. The mainland's demand for mental health services is soaring. Huilongguan Hospital, the country's biggest psychiatric facility, says its outpatient numbers have doubled ...

  10. Last Sars patient wins the battle

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... to the Prince of Wales Hospital on March 17 and was transferred to Sha Tin Hospital on August 11 for convalescence. He was in intensive care for four months and for some time relied on a ventilator ...




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