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  1. Business - Money

    Town Health aims to list Hangzhou hospital by 2017

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Town Health aims to list Hangzhou hospital Health-care-service provider Town Health International Medical Group, backed by toy magnate Francis Choi Chi-ming, is expected to list its newly acquired hospital business in Hangzhou by 2017, given the robust revenue growth of the health care industry on the mainland. The company said yesterday it would buy a 51 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must consider using its reserves for health care

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Elder health care and our reserves The government has been relying on an official estimate of the rising health-care costs of an ageing population that turns out to be far ... or about HK$570 billion, would leave about HK$700 billion to be set aside for health-care and welfare needs. Where there is a socially divisive wealth gap, an ageing population compounds it. ...

  3. Community focus vital to future care, says top health care official

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Nurses should be trained with more emphasis on community care as an increasing number of people suffer from chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. This was the major idea a representative from Hong Kong's nurses brought to the World Health Organisation, and it is a concept the WHO adopted as one of its global strategic guidelines from 2011 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Drug company bribes hurt China's health care system

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... Cesar Chelala Cesar Chelala says rampant unethical practices raise prices and lower the quality of medical care China can lower health care costs by stamping out drug company bribes ... care and it harms doctors because it alters the quality and character of their care. In addition, it hinders the proper functioning of the health care system in the country and increases drug ...

  5. IHC bolsters health care presence throughout Asia

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 05:47pm by Michelle Phillips, Christina Liedke, Stacey Johnson, Joonyoung Kim and Laleh Larijani

    ... services, International Healthway Corporation (IHC) is beefing up its expertise as an integrated health care solutions provider to tap into the region's fast-growing wellness sector. Listed ... IHC seeks to penetrate Asia's emerging markets with its professional health care services and mixed-use property developments. Providing supporting services that enhance a patient's ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Health care reform in China to make life easier for patients, not hospitals

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... to make life easier for patients, not hospitals The central government has made cutting the cost of medical bills a key element of this year's health care reforms, but the plan says little new about how to alleviate the financial woes of urban public hospitals. Beijing's main goals in health care reform this year show its resolve to reduce patients' medical bills, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Treatments on the fly: Asia a top destination for medical tourism

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:52pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline The region continues to thrive as a health care hotspot Treatments on the fly When Hong Kong resident Brett Hinds chose to have an eye operation in Thailand last year, he ... to the Medical Tourism Association. Once enticed by the prospect of combining discounted health care with a holiday, medical tourists are now being lured abroad by the quality and broad range ...

  8. Policies on funding health care must be carefully thought out

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I think no one will disagree that there is a need to reform our health care system. Ask those who are told to wait for months and sometimes years for a scan or operation, and it is clear we have a problem. The government says reforms are needed just to maintain our current level of health care service. However, I wonder if we could do better than that. We face two basic ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Private sector must not be allowed a free rein in China's health care

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by TSUNG-MEI CHENG

    ... Tsung-Mei Cheng Tsung-Mei Cheng says that an unfettered private market is a poor provider of health care, as other economies have proved and China has found in a failed experiment ... It will not, however, make sense in China's growing health care sector, where unfettered private market forces can easily divert the country from the goal of a "harmonious society" ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Global health care firms boost operations to tap into China market

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by SHAUN BRODIE

    ... health care firms expand in China The need to provide a high standard of health care for China's growing population has taken centre stage in terms of policy implementation and execution. ... will continue to provide good opportunities for the health care companies. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the nation's spending on health care increased from 579 billion yuan ...




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