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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing to boost health care spending

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing also pledges to improve key health indicators, with life expectancy up and infant mortality down Expenditure on health care will be increased Beijing has pledged to increase government spending on health care and improve key health indicators to the standard of developed countries by 2020, the Ministry of Health said in a report ...

  2. Five-year plan to ease individuals' health care costs

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing has pledged to ease the financial burden of health care on individuals by 2015 through a series of reforms, including increasing government spending. Each individuals' share of medical bills will be cut to below 30 per cent, according to the 12th five-year plan on enacting health care reforms, which was published on Thursday. Most ...

  3. Hong Kong can and should pay for good health care

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... third-world-standard health-care services. That would affect the morale of staff and hurt the well-being of patients. The achievements of our medical sector are no doubt the envy of many around the world. We ... squeezed out of the system and unable to enjoy health care because our public hospitals cannot cope with the rising demand. Such a scenario would only deepen existing social conflicts. Albert Cheng ...

  4. Health care firm tries to give tonic to investors

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... good. 'Real Nutriceutical said its target is to become the No 1 health care brand in China in three to five years' time,' said Guo. 'So far their inventory level is healthy, ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Health supplements maker Real Nutriceutical Group tried to pep up despondent shareholders yesterday by saying its chairman would consider buying more company ...

  5. HK$50b set aside for health care reform

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The government will put up HK$50 billion to kick-start reform of health care financing to show its 'determination to share the health-care financing burden' ... 'It does not matter what the ultimate health-care-financing proposal will be like, we will be giving out this HK$50 billion. The health-care-financing paper will be out soon.' An external ...

  6. Beijing dragging heels with health-care reforms

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Beijing in 2005 promised to make health-care services affordable and accessible to the entire population but reform has been slow. Fifty per cent of people cannot always afford to go to hospital when they are sick and 30 to 50 per cent of poor people indicate health expenditure is the single biggest cause of their poverty, according to World Health Organisation ...

  7. Health care should be diversified, official says

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Private sector should get a larger role in overhaul, vice-minister of finance argues Beijing will encourage the private sector to take a bigger role in health care ... capital into the sector so that investment in health care provision is diversified and multi-channelled.' Health Minister Gao Qiang had said in an interview with the Southern Weekend ...

  8. Asia considered land of health-care opportunity

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Asia is considered one of the fastest developing health-care markets in the world, and the market for pharmaceuticals is no exception. With the rapidly growing Chinese market increasingly ... in Hong Kong, a developed society with an advanced health-care system. Companies that hire new health-care salespeople generally expect them to complete a series of comprehensive training ...

  9. Health-care funds fit to buy

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Allan Nam

    ... Reports by Allan Nam HEALTH-CARE STOCKS have underperformed equity markets over the past four years. According to Standard & Poor's, the MSCI World Healthcare Index rose by 10.9 ... potential', despite the malaise now afflicting pharmaceutical companies. The company won the three-year health-care sector trophy in the Fund Awards 2007. Share prices in the pharmaceutical industry, ...

  10. China Renji plans more takeovers after shifting focus to health care

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Softbank International last month- introduced its new healthcare-focused business strategy, including working with Wing On Travel to launch health check tours to its Shanghai facilities. China ...




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