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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. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Three in one

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... categories Bakery products; beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), biscuits, snacks and confectionery; canned, frozen and convenience food; dairy products; fruit and vegetables; health and organic ... & HEALTH PRODUCTS Edition 5th Time August 17-18, 10am-6pm (open to trade only); August 19-20, 10am-10pm (open to public); August 21, 10am-6pm (open to public) Organisers Hong Kong Trade ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. High costs dampen HK's cosmetic surgery appeal

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... treatments. The term medical tourism was coined by travel agencies and the media to describe the rapidly growing trend for travelling overseas for health care. Cosmetic surgery at Hong Kong's ... for value, the likes of Taiwan and South Korea are proving much more popular destinations for plastic surgery, particularly for patients from the mainland. According to Taiwan's Health ...

  10. The human cost of high land premiums

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Association found. Meanwhile, the latest Health Department figures show Sham Shui Po, Wong Tai Sin and Kowloon City, which have some of the city's poorest neighbourhoods, have the city's highest incidence of tuberculosis. Health experts believe crowded conditions in old districts contribute to the spread of the disease. But this is made worse by the prevalence of cage homes ...




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