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  1. Sars squad's exit paves way for health-care debate

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... press reports that said former health minister Yeoh Eng-kiong would receive the Golden Bauhinia in the awards to mark the anniversary of the handover caused dismay among some families of Sars ... the Sars chapter.' Reports cited the departure of Dr Yeoh, former Hospital Authority chairman Leong Che-hung, its former director Ko Wing-man, former director of health Margaret Chan Fung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506010/sars-squads-exit-paves-way-health-care-debate
  2. Man of the people scores where Hong Kong leaders have failed

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... when he announced the decision by the World Health Organisation to remove Hong Kong from the list of Sars-affected areas. Critics said Mr Tung had come too late and had done too little to heal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420285/man-people-scores-where-hong-kong-leaders-have-failed
  3. Administration still has some healing to do

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... recommendations by the 11-member panel may help lay down a road map to remedy the defects in the public health system, the damage caused by the Sars outbreak to the hearts and minds of the people ... the health system. Unintentional though it may be, this repeated emphasis by the expert panel and health officials gives an impression to the families of the victims and the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430098/administration-still-has-some-healing-do
  4. Finger-pointing could overshawdow report's remedies

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... will be seen as another example of the hypocrisy of the flawed 'accountability system'. Rightly or wrongly, the critics want to see heads roll. The belated public apology by health minister ... The community must also learn to deal with risk. In its report, the panel warned of the bigger risk of failures in the public health system and proposed a set of remedies, which unfortunately might now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430358/finger-pointing-could-overshawdow-reports-remedies
  5. Flu response will test government's fitness

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... that the government was united and on high alert. On Tuesday, he said: 'We would rather take extra steps than lower our guard.' Health minister York Chow Yat-ngor announced on Tuesday the launch ... for the pandemic. Aside from the potential health risks and adverse impact on the economy, the political stakes in handling any serious outbreak are high. The popularity of Mr Tsang and his team has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679038/flu-response-will-test-governments-fitness
  6. Dead fish shouldn't become political bait

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... for the tragedy. In view of the politics surrounding the arrival of the rare species last year, there is no doubt that Ocean Park would have done its utmost to ensure the longevity and health of these rare ... intentions for the health of the 'living fossils'. But, politically and practically, the idea is clearly not viable. Chinese tradition has it that returning a gift to its sender is a show ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666101/dead-fish-shouldnt-become-political-bait
  7. Finger-pointing could overshadow report's remedies

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... will be seen as another example of the hypocrisy of the flawed 'accountability system'. Rightly or wrongly, the critics want to see heads roll. The belated public apology by health minister ... The community must also learn to deal with risk. In its report, the panel warned of the bigger risk of failures in the public health system and proposed a set of remedies, which unfortunately might now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429936/finger-pointing-could-overshadow-reports-remedies
  8. Double standards at work

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Health-care reform and the Commercial Radio poll controversy are separate issues, clearly. Yet, comparing the way the government approached them last week makes for interesting, but also disturbing, reading. This paper reported on Wednesday that the Health and Medical Development Advisory Committee had deferred the release of a consultation document on financing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/552438/double-standards-work
  9. It doesn't take a crisis to test competence

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of the public health scare. The governing team got a 'pass' in the first round of the battle against swine flu. However, the same administration failed miserably last week when a cleaner ... have demonstrated a degree of maturity and balance during the economic recession and health crisis. The fact that people will be fair in assessing the government's performance should, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679878/it-doesnt-take-crisis-test-competence
  10. Fear of the handout vultures overdone

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... if not downright false, messages about the city's economic and fiscal health. He need not worry too much. Many members of the public, having experienced the protracted economic downturn that began in 1998 and seen the health of public finances fluctuate sharply, well understand that government handouts are not a magic wand to revitalise the economy. The government and society at large ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668460/fear-handout-vultures-overdone

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