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  1. Leung opens up health care debate

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in quotas for mainland mothers. At the end of the day, Leung's proposal is a populist measure that treats a symptom of a wider problem- the lack of a strategy for improving health care. The system is a voracious drain on public funds that increasingly struggles to meet the expectations of an ageing population. Blueprints for reform of health-care financing and delivery have been ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Officials' health care at the heart of the matter

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... is closely intertwined with the well-being of the city. We ought to provide them with high-quality health care coverage. Not only are they entitled to it; they deserve it. Better late than never, ... fully. The news of Tsang's ill health inevitably drew a lot of public concern and media attention because he is in charge of the city's economy. But the surgery he had was not really ...

  4. Private doctors' attitudes show need for reforms in health care system

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Private Hospitals Association has shown to the proposed new private hospitals reveals a deeper problem relating to health care policies in Hong Kong. Reforms are needed to redress the present ... The government is encouraging the construction of new private hospitals to improve the provision of medical care across the city ('Private hospitals reject new sites', November ...

  5. Better health care from smaller Hospital Authority

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong enjoys a highly subsidised health-care service that delivers world-class life expectancies and health statistics, despite spending, as a percentage of gross domestic product, one of the lowest amounts. There are only four major flaws that require treatment: overdependence on public health care, the Hospital Authority's deficit, increasing demand for service, and low staff ...

  6. Paper on health-care financing due to be released soon

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong The government will release its long-awaited consultation paper on health-care financing by the middle of January, Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said ... the proposals] for a very long time, and we need the information in order to discuss it,' he said. Dr Chow made his remarks after the sixth joint meeting for senior health officials from ...

  7. New NPC deputies to focus on rural health care, environment

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... for 17 years, Professor Lam wants to push forward health-care reform in his new role. 'As a doctor I can help people,' he said. 'But on the NPC, I can make use of this platform ...

  8. Health-care funding 'needs a holistic view'

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Cabinet minister wants medical reform to take in retirement, ageing Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen should act to reform health-care financing and consider it in the context of a more comprehensive retirement scheme, a member of his cabinet has said. Leong Che-hung, chairman of the Elderly Commission, said health-care financing could not be considered ...

  9. Health-care system needs overhaul to cope better with crisis, says panel

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... It proposes creating a centre to take charge of communicable disease control and surveillance in the Pearl River Delta Hong Kong needs a health-care system with 'the capacity for war-time response', said Sian Griffiths, who co-chaired the Sars experts committee. The committee said the health-care system needs restructuring, possibly with the establishment ...

  10. Health-care plan does not set out real solutions

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is disappointing that Tuesday's reform proposal could not provide any decent solutions to the problems in the health-care industry, which are well known to professionals ... how to identify and implement cost-effective treatments given limited resources? The government only emphasised that in 2004-05, public health-care spending totalled $30.2 billion, ...




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