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  1. Drama, yes. New health minister, no

    Posted Oct 08th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Tung calls off announcement of Yeoh Eng-kiong's successor The appointment of a health minister turned into a mixture of suspense, drama and comedy yesterday when the chief ... as secretary for health, welfare and food for more than three months. Dr Yeoh, who resigned to assume political accountability for his handling of the Sars outbreak, had been due to leave his post ...

  2. Tsang backing for Margaret Chan's WHO bid

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui and Celine Sun The chief executive gave his backing yesterday to the bid by Hong Kong's former health chief to land the top job at the World Health Organisation, lobbying ... The meeting was also attended by Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok; Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Sandra Lee Suk-yee, and Director of Health Lam Ping-yan. ...

  3. Heavy lifting left to the next team

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the event of another economic storm. The financial secretary offered modest relief measures to supplement increased investment in education, health and welfare, leaving longer-term issues critical ... in the likely event they feel the pinch from the euro-zone debt crisis. Increased outlays on education, health and the pillar industries of economic diversification and growth are important investments ...

  4. Stop the Sars blame game: minister

    Posted Jul 11th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... Klaudia Lee and Patsy Moy It's time to stop blaming senior health officials for what happened in last year's Sars outbreak, Secretary for Civil Service Joseph Wong Wing-ping said yesterday. His appeal was echoed by outgoing Hospital Authority chairman Leong Che-hung, who warned that if more senior health officials resigned over criticism of their roles in the outbreak, ...

  5. Tributes and a triumph as old make way for the new

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... There was a party in the office of Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, whose staff paid tribute to their boss with farewell cards as he prepared to leave the Food and Health Burea. He promised to retain his interest ...

  6. Hong Kong's system is running on empty

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or the other has to give. Tung thought he had all the power he needed to launch major reforms in key sectors of society. But, from education and property to tax and public health, he quickly ran ...

  7. Tsang 'did little' to improve air

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to air quality guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation, the annual average concentration of PM2.5 should be 10mcg per cubic metre. Other studies also showed roadside air improved ...

  8. Finance chief prepares for perfect storm

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau and Ng Kang-chung The financial secretary yesterday pledged to expand spending on education, welfare and health care and hinted at more tax breaks and concessions ahead of his ... education, health care and social welfare, in order to 'relieve the burden on the next administration'. He would also 'increase pragmatically all expenses related to livelihoods' ...

  9. Media giving far too much weight to views expressed by pan-democrats

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... fiscal health. You would imagine that the 'voice of the people' would be preparing to offer him a sincere thank you as his retirement approaches. Instead of this, they are bringing ...

  10. Yeoh returns to work after taking four-day break

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann

    ... Mary Anne Benitez Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong returned to work yesterday after taking a four-day break in the wake of his resignation. Dr Yeoh started the short ... Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping; Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung; Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai; and University of Hong ...




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