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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 57

    Health workers safety at risk after police fire tear gas, says report

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:39am by Emily Tsang

    ... for health workers Police fired several rounds of tear gas near medical stations on the first day of the Occupy Central protests and created an unsafe environment for humanitarian workers, a report in the Medical Association's monthly magazine says. The article, in the association's October edition, said 191 health care workers were manning six medical outposts in Admiralty on September ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1647153/health-workers-safety-risk-after-police-fire-tear-gas-says-report
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    For Keavin, 6, it's a daily struggle with diabetes

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 03:37am by Emily Tsang

    ... of Health. Youth Diabetes Action chairwoman Fina Cheng said the message to eat healthily and wisely should be drummed into children at an early age.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1638379/keavin-6-its-daily-struggle-diabetes
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH: ANALYSIS

    Transparency on hospital charges is just part of big health-sector overhaul

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI

    ... It will tie in closely with changes to the health insurance market, including the introduction of minimum requirements for insurance policies. A source from the Food and Health Bureau said making ... in Happy Valley, said much would depend on how detailed the charge list was to be. The source said lawmakers would be asked to approve three health reforms: on insurance, private hospitals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555451/transparency-hospital-charges-just-part-big-health-sector-overhaul
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Exodus hits Kowloon central wards

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:01am by Emily Tsang

    ... Hospitals serving many of the city's elderly are facing a chronic manpower shortage as the winter flu season nears after losing 155 staff in just six months when they were already struggling. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1639170/exodus-hits-kowloon-central-wards
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctor disciplined over name card

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 04:58am by Emily Tsang

    ... The medical watchdog has found a private doctor guilty of two charges of professional misconduct for printing unauthorised information on his professional name card. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1639146/doctor-disciplined-over-name-card
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health chief says it's possible more Hongkongers have H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 12:18pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Ko Wing-man says more cases may emerge in South China, and warned the virus was more active in winter Food and Health Secretary Dr Ko Wing-man on Thursday did not out the possibility that more Hongkongers might be have the deadly H7N9 virus after a Hong Kong patient came down with the avian flu following a mainland trip. The patient, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1401379/health-chief-says-its-possible-more-hongkongers-have-h7n9-bird-flu
  7. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    HK$4.3b health insurance plan to help patients with long-term illnesses qualify for private care

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Thousands of patients to qualify for HK$7,200 government subsidy towards health insurance in scheme to ease burden on public services HK$4.3b plan to help long-term sick go private Health bosses are planning a HK$4.3 billion scheme to revol-utionise the care of patients with long-term illnesses. It is proposed that they will receive an annual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1388614/hk43b-health-insurance-plan-help-patients-long-term-illnesses-qualify
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Children to get subsidised jabs within weeks: health chief Ko Wing-man

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 05:15am by Candy Chan, Emily Tsang

    ... Candy Chan and Emily Tsang Health chief to make vaccine against fatal bug available quickly to those aged from two to five; those at higher risk will get the injection sooner Children to get jabs 'within weeks' Children aged under five can within the new few weeks receive a vaccine against a bug that claimed two young lives almost two weeks ago, the health minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1366499/children-get-subsidised-jabs-within-weeks-health-chief-ko-wing-man
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... effects in these patients, such as nausea, headache and dizziness," he said. Any use of the medicine for Ebola would require an ethics test and patient consent. Centre for Health Protection ... companies in the United States and Canada are speeding up their production rate, supplies are limited. A untested serum known as Zmapp, which has been used to treat two American health workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577156/hong-kongs-only-remedy-ebola-breast-cancer-drug
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong installs detection systems as WHO declares Ebola a global problem

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:45pm by Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui and Agencies

    ... Ebola now a global problem, W.H.O. says The World Health Organisation yesterday declared the Ebola epidemic in West Africa an international public health emergency needing a coordinated global response. The outbreak has killed 961 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria since it was first reported in March. Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said the risk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569613/hong-kong-steps-border-measures-who-declares-ebola-global-emergency

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