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  1. Health-care plan targets workers, say protesters

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee A group of unionists protested yesterday against the government's health-care financing reform, which they said would increase many workers' financial burden. The government launched a three-month public consultation on the reform in March and proposed six financing options: social health insurance, out-of-pocket payments, medical savings accounts, voluntary ...

  2. Shenzhen opens its health-care services to HK residents

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Hong Kong residents living in Shenzhen will soon be able to join the city's public health-care scheme and enjoy cheaper medical services. Shenzhen Health Bureau director Jiang Hanping said the city would allow people from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan living in Shenzhen to join its public health-care scheme, allowing them the same benefits as other ...

  3. Employers eye gyms to lower health bills

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Corporate memberships of fitness centres see a quantum leap More employers in Hong Kong are encouraging their staff to join health clubs to stem corporate medical bills which ... health problems arising from obesity alone are estimated to cost companies US$117 billion a year. In Britain a report estimated 18 million working days are lost annually because of health ...

  4. Social workers prone to mental-health woes

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Increased workloads and job uncertainty are behind the problem, a survey finds Almost half of Hong Kong's social workers are at risk of developing mental-health problems, a survey has ... Chi-kwong, who represents the social welfare sector. In the first study of its kind for the sector, Mr Law's office sent questionnaires about a variety of mental health issues to more than 8,000 ...

  5. Doctor's bill

    Posted Jun 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government says a medical savings scheme to be unveiled this week will cover for life those who join in their 20s and give them a cash surplus. Contributions will be 2 per cent of income. How successful do you think the Health Protection Account, designed to assist tax-based health-care, will be? Share your views: write to us. ...

  6. $239m offer to poultry industry

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... The Health, Welfare and Food Bureau wants to end live sales for health reasons. Vendors will be offered payments equivalent to about 39 months' rent on their stalls if they voluntarily give up ... not to join the scheme will be offered government loans to upgrade their stalls to meet new health standards. ...

  7. Firms have two weeks to ensure computer safety

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Employers who fail to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health (Display Screen Equipment) Regulation, passed in April last year, face fines of up to $50,000. Employees who fail to co-operate could be fined up to $10,000. Karen Hui Yu-ling, a senior programme co-ordinator at the trade-union-funded Hong Kong Workers' Health Centre, said: 'We think Hong Kong is a little slow ...

  8. Workers encouraged to kick-start battle of festive bulge

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan Employees are being urged to kick-start the Fitness First challenge at their companies to help boost the coffers of Operation Santa Claus. The gym is encouraging companies to sign up their workers for a three-month get-fit contest- from January ...

  9. Sars fears as nurses take early retirement

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... With more than 1,300 medics leaving, there are grave concerns about the city's ability to cope with a fresh outbreak More than 1,300 public health-care workers, most of them nurses, ... retirement scheme at the end of last year for non-civil-service staff, while the government offered a second scheme for civil servants working for the authority and the Department of Health. Figures ...

  10. Union dispute on Indian tea estate kills 21

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am

    ... S.N.M. Abdi Twenty-one tea plantation workers, including four women, were burned to death over a labour dispute in eastern India yesterday. Police said that angry tribespeople surrounded the house of a trade union leader, Tarakeshwar Lohar, in West Bengal ...




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