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  1. New health minister not a member of the party

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing's new health minister will be a scientist who is not a member of the Communist Party, in the government's pursuit of its 'own model ... 63, as health minister. Many had expected the NPC Standing Committee to approve and announce the appointment of Professor Chen late last month, together with the appointments of new ministers ...

  2. Health checks stepped up at Chek Lap Kok

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... procedures such as temperature checks, officers from the Health Department and the Airport Authority are paying special attention to all travellers from Singapore. They are checking travellers' health declaration forms before they go through immigration, ensuring that nobody is infected with respiratory diseases. They are also handing out health alert cards. Cathay Pacific and Singapore ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the interplay between the legislation and aware- ness of minority owners' rights is crucial. Lam Wai-leung, Ma On Shan Mental health care so important Reflecting on World Mental Health Week, which occurred earlier this month, I would like to urge the Hong Kong government and the central government to continue to invest in mental health services. Every year one in six of us will experience ...

  4. Hong Kong women live the longest

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... year's census, made available yesterday, put the average life expectancy for a Hong Kong woman at 86.7 years, up from 84.6 a decade ago. By contrast, Japan's health ministry produced figures ... will place additional strain on health services. With a low birth rate and better medical treatment, the median age of the city's population has increased by five years in the last decade, from ...

  5. Doctor shortage only the tip of the iceberg

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and on the mainland; increased workload created by greater public expectations; health tourism and vastly increased mainland demand for natal services; the lack of any co-ordinated, objective health care ... by the system of health care financing. We also need to realise that this is only the tip of a very large iceberg: Hong Kong needs to have the skills necessary to meet not only its policy commitments, ...

  6. Soccer fans given tips on healthy viewing

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jolie Ho Jolie.ho@scmp.com Soccer fans are used to running the gamut of emotions when following their favourite game, but until now they did not think it was bad for their health. But that's what the Hong Kong government is telling them. As part of an advisory campaign run by the Department of Health, Euro 2012 followers are being warned about the dangers of over-indulging ...

  7. Team recipes at Lee Kum Kee

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... entrepreneurship are the four core values of our company. I think it is important for our staff to balance health, family and career, which is why we are so engaged in dragon boat racing. We believe good health and a harmonious family life are the two driving forces behind a successful career. We tell our staff all the time to consider others' interests. If everyone is able to stand ...

  8. Singapore: pioneering reputation draws customers

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... of the Singapore Tourism Board's health care services division. International patient liaison centres offering non-clinical support services, such as visa extensions and hotel reservations, are now ... workload has increased as we have achieved more medical breakthroughs,' said Gill Kamaljeet, global chief marketing officer at ParkwayHealth, one of Singapore's largest private health ...

  9. Iron Lady leaves her mark

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... trade agreements and overseeing delicate negotiations leading to China's accession to the World Trade Organisation in 2001. Following a wave of food and health scares after the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic in 2003, Wu was appointed health minister. She is open, honest and has a sense of humour when dealing with foreign dignitaries. She has been called a 'force ...

  10. Lifestyle - Travel - ECONOMY

    Tourism landscape continues to evolve

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... destination," Chew says. Medical tourism has also seen growth in recent years as people mix their desire for more cost-conscious yet sophisticated health care with the luxury of recuperating in style. ... to leading health care specialists. "Singapore does have potential," Kwong says. "However, market positioning is crucial. On the low end, it has to compete with Thailand." ...




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