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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Use reserves for housing and health, says Goodstadt

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong could afford to use its huge fiscal reserves to spend more on tackling long-term problems such as housing and health care, the pre-handover government's top adviser says. Leo Goodstadt, head of the Central Policy Unit from 1989 to 1997, said the reserves were now extraordinarily high and he could not think of any other major economy holding as much ...

  4. HK's disconnect in health and air policy

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... Markus Shaw Here's a direct question for the chief executive: 'Do you agree that air pollution is a serious public health issue?' If the answer is 'yes', then why has the Food and Health Bureau been silent on the issue? If the answer is 'no', then please explain why you think that over 6 million doctor visits a year for ailments related to air ...

  5. Officials' health care at the heart of the matter

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... fully. The news of Tsang's ill health inevitably drew a lot of public concern and media attention because he is in charge of the city's economy. But the surgery he had was not really ... duties. Interestingly, rumours about Tsang's health were swirling around the city shortly after he fell ill. Some said his condition was so grave that he would not be able to return to work ...

  6. Public confidence in health secretary surges

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Public confidence in Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok has surged to its highest mark for more than a year in the wake of the swine flu outbreak. The popularity ... up, with Secretary for Food and Health York Chow taking the lead. This clearly indicates that people support the government's first wave of anti-epidemic measures.' The survey ...

  7. Confidence in health secretary up

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Public confidence in Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok has surged to its highest mark for over a year in the wake of the swine flu outbreak. The popularity ... cent of people were very satisfied with the government's health policies. ...

  8. Think-tank's health fund plan still irks lawmakers

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Legislators yesterday rounded on the pro-government Bauhinia Foundation's proposed health-care-financing scheme, saying it would bring hardship to many people. The comments came as the foundation's researchers were briefing members of the Legislative Council's health services panel in an uncommon discussion on a proposal from a non-governmental ...

  9. Critics keep up assault on 'miserly' HK$50 health vouchers for elderly

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Critics from all sides continued to round on the chief executive yesterday, describing the HK$50 medical vouchers for the elderly, announced in Wednesday's policy address, as 'miserly'. People aged 70 and over will be entitled t ...

  10. Health minister biggest loser in popularity poll

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Health minister York Chow Yat-ngok was the biggest loser in the popularity stakes last week amid public concern about Hong Kong's handling of the pig-borne bacteria outbreak on the mainland, according to a University of Hong Kong poll of ministers' popularity. But he wasn't alone- the chief executive and all but one of Dr Chow's administration ...




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