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  1. Health minister warns of virus risks for children on study tours

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Health secretary York Chow Yat-ngok has urged people, especially children, to be alert to the risks of catching swine flu when studying or travelling abroad this summer. He ... 'If a child or anyone has chronic diseases or is prone to complications, I think they should not go abroad,' he told a special meeting of the Legislative Council's health services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680209/health-minister-warns-virus-risks-children-study-tours
  2. Travel as usual but keep good hygiene, health chief advises

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong People can travel as usual despite the rising global tally of swine flu victims, as the symptoms of the illness are relatively mild, the health minister says. York Chow ... increasing, the symptoms are quite mild and treatable,' the secretary for food and health said. 'Under such circumstances, we hope everyone can continue their own travel activities, normal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681049/travel-usual-keep-good-hygiene-health-chief-advises
  3. Disneyland accused of flouting health precautions for profit

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Martin Wong

    ... Dennis Eng and Martin Wong Hong Kong Disneyland was accused of putting business interests ahead of public safety yesterday after it seemed to flout a government health measure by launching ... weeks in a bid to contain swine flu. 'We have already informed Disney that it should not make use of this opportunity to do such a promotion,' Secretary for Food and Health York Chow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683352/disneyland-accused-flouting-health-precautions-profit
  4. You're billing us for your mistake? No way, Matilda

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... it to the family yet,' a spokeswoman said. The Department of Health said it had been notified of the case by the hospital and had instructed the Matilda to submit a full investigation report within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694017/youre-billing-us-your-mistake-no-way-matilda
  5. Authorities consider database of mental patients' violent acts as part of wider review

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... to study the possibility of setting up a database to collect data on violent crimes committed by mental patients.' Two weeks ago, the Food and Health Bureau admitted that the Hospital ... for food and health, said the government would work out details of a database later, paying special attention to privacy. Unionist legislator Wong Kwok-hing said there were insufficient resources ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683089/authorities-consider-database-mental-patients-violent-acts-part-wider-review
  6. Coroner to look at deaths linked to tainted drug

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... in samples of 138 drugs of pharmaceutical products manufactured by Europharm, according to the Department of Health. Previous tests of the firm's drugs also found no other contamination. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673579/coroner-look-deaths-linked-tainted-drug
  7. Health chief warns of 'guerilla' flu

    Posted Jul 06th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Arthur Fang Likening dealing with bird flu to fighting guerilla warfare, Secretary for Heath, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok told lawmakers yesterday that Hong Kong had to remain constantly alert against the spread of bird flu. Dr Cho ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555613/health-chief-warns-guerilla-flu
  8. Former principal unbowed by his illness

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong 'Just when the teacher said the day's class had finished, I collapsed. When I woke up three hours later in hospital, I could not move my right arm and leg any more... I could not even speak.' Recalling the day he was hit by a st ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/501856/former-principal-unbowed-his-illness
  9. Vaccine tender 'too difficult'

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... The government remained tight-lipped yesterday on why the tender was cancelled. Health officials have already begun talks with the mainland about it supplying a vaccine. Basel-based Novartis started ... an international swine flu conference, Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said that usually if no single tender met requirements, the government could retender or mount a restricted tendering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690394/vaccine-tender-too-difficult
  10. Order for vaccines may be too late

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... but a spokeswoman for Novartis' Hong Kong office said: 'We have just seen the tender details. We have to contact our headquarters in Basel before deciding the next move.' A Food and Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687155/order-vaccines-may-be-too-late

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