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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLLUTION

    Athletics coach Paul Wright to quit Hong Kong for sake of son's health

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka and John Carney Pollution forces coach who transformed city's athletics to leave just four months into contract Wright quits to save son's health Hong Kong's athletics coach Paul Wright will leave his post in November after just over two years in the job, amid fears his son's health problems are linked to the city's high levels of pollution. ...

  2. Leung opens up health care debate

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in quotas for mainland mothers. At the end of the day, Leung's proposal is a populist measure that treats a symptom of a wider problem- the lack of a strategy for improving health care. The system is a voracious drain on public funds that increasingly struggles to meet the expectations of an ageing population. Blueprints for reform of health-care financing and delivery have been ...

  3. Hong Kong can and should pay for good health care

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... third-world-standard health-care services. That would affect the morale of staff and hurt the well-being of patients. The achievements of our medical sector are no doubt the envy of many around the world. We ... squeezed out of the system and unable to enjoy health care because our public hospitals cannot cope with the rising demand. Such a scenario would only deepen existing social conflicts. Albert Cheng ...

  4. Updated air quality guide would show threat to health from larger Chek Lap Kok

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Air quality is a non-negotiable right and, with public health, a matter of urgency, which should always be protected and guaranteed. Nevertheless, in Hong Kong it falls behind economic ... for a simple air quality objective guide upgrade since 1987. Renewal of the guide would affect the airport expansion plan. The government's current health standards are described by Professor ...

  5. Harbour swim 'a health hazard'

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam maggie.tam@scmp.com People taking part in Hong Kong's first cross-harbour swim in 30 years face a significant risk of infection, according to a new water quality report. Experts who carried out tests on the quality of the water in Victoria ...

  6. Runway plan needs to consider people's health

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Edwin Lau The Airport Authority says that preliminary information about the potential environmental and health impact of its proposal for a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport ... aspects including economic and environmental issues, but two important ones are missing- a health impact assessment and climate change assessment. A 2005 survey of Tung Chung residents conducted ...

  7. Exco member wants officials to reveal health

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Executive Councillor Cheng Yiu-tong suggested there should be a mechanism for people in public office, including government officials and lawmakers, to declare their health condition to the public. He said officials' health could affect policymaking. Cheng's remarks came after revelations about the health of officials, including education minister Michael ...

  8. Health issues highlight lack of ministerial talent

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... official to reveal a health problem, being prompted by a newspaper report to confirm that he has been undergoing dialysis for months after suffering kidney failure. Suen says his public duties have not been compromised, though he concedes that he would have to consider the next step should his health worsen. Like anyone else, senior government officials are entitled to keep their health ...

  9. Health checks a hit at Senior Fair

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... populations in the world, so the need is great,' says project manager Jacqueline Choo. The fair has attracted more than 100 exhibitors, both commercial and non-profit. The health checks ...

  10. Club co-operation vital for sake of our health

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on all days apart from those for racing have been provided for public use. Changing ways will not be easy, but must be done. For the sake of Hong Kong's health, the government has to give ...




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