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  1. Health workers walk tightrope of patient abuse

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... departments, medical departments and psychiatric wards are the top three black spots for workplace violence in public hospitals. Health workers have come to expect violence, physical and verbal, from ... and bites. In 2007, a serious case took place at Castle Peak Hospital, Tuen Mun, where a health care assistant was attacked by a mentally ill patient with a pen and suffered severe impairment ...

  2. Health of public purse all in the method

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... in the Innovation and Technology Fund, almost HK$1.5 billion in the Loan Fund and HK$6.33 billion in the Lotteries Fund. Another HK$50 billion was set aside in 2008 to bankroll health care reforms, which ...

  3. Democracy warrior in full cry despite fears over health

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Yam-kuen, while Secretary for Health and Welfare Dr York Chow Yat-ngok sent a fruit basket. Szeto said he would fight his illness with his 'usual composure' and positive attitude. He said ... conditioned improved. But no matter the state of his health, Szeto said people should continue their fight for democracy both in Hong Kong and on the mainland. 'Vindicating June 4 is only ...

  4. Health reforms won't cure wider social ills

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer There is no more emotive topic on the mainland than health care. The inequitable and wholly inadequate nature of medical provision makes it the top concern, by far, of all ... that they could be living in different countries. Nothing highlights the illusory nature of President Hu Jintao's 'harmonious society' more than the lottery that is access to health care. ...

  5. Fresh talks set for plans on health reform

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Cabinet reviews medical blueprint Premier Wen Jiabao chaired a cabinet meeting yesterday to review a draft of a controversial health-care-reform blueprint, which is expected to be released soon for public consultation. A regular meeting of the State Council reviewed the draft of 'Opinions to deepen reform of the medical and health care system' ...

  6. TV images failed to prepare HK health team for the 'shocking' reality

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun As shocking as they were, the television pictures from the earthquake zone did not prepare members of a Hong Kong health team for the grim reality they found when they arrived ... noticed the body of a primary schoolgirl about the same age as his two sons. 'Her head had been smashed flat,' said Mr Leung, a senior health inspector with the Food and Environmental ...

  7. Health fears as refugees dig through rubble

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Beichuan, one of the areas hardest hit by the Sichuan earthquake, was sealed off again on Thursday after people allowed back for three days to collect belongings tried to exhume bodies from the rubble, raising the threat of an epidemic. Autho ...

  8. Breeding centre's pandas moved amid fears for their safety, health

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Chengdu More than a dozen giant pandas have been transferred from a damaged breeding centre at Wolong, 30km from the epicentre of the earthquake, to protect them from food shortages and collapsing buildings. Xinhua quoted Xiong Beirong, of ...

  9. Borders to be crossed on health research

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the virus not seen last year were the University of Hong Kong lab at Queen Mary Hospital and the government virus unit at the Department of Health. Both are part of the World Health Organisation's international network for Sars diagnosis. The samples arrived in the city after the Ministry of Health in Beijing had been called to help clarify inconclusive results and after scientists ...

  10. Tsunami cash plugs gap in child health care

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans On top of the destruction and death toll from the Asian tsunami, the disaster revealed holes in health care systems that one Hong Kong charity is helping to plug. Project ... Kong's executive director Christine Mar Wong Yun-loong. 'The tsunami revealed a lot of gaps in paediatric healthcare. With the help of the Thai Ministry of Health these gaps have been ...




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