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  1. Lawmakers condemn director of health

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Ella Lee Lawmakers condemned the director of health yesterday for his lax supervision of the local drug industry. The legislature's Public Accounts Committee expressed 'grave dismay' and found it 'unacceptable' that the health authorities had failed to regulate and control drug safety. 'The committee considers the director of health ...

  2. Shenzhen health chiefs can't brief off the record

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The Shenzhen authorities have forbidden cadres from requesting anonymity before they talk to the media about breaking public health news- in an attempt to force the media to use only official information. Reporters and other government insiders are criticising the policy, implemented on Monday by the Commission of Health, Population and Family Planning, saying ...

  3. Details of major health reforms to come out after NPC session

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at making health care more accessible and affordable, a senior official said. Deputy Health Minister Wang Guoqiang revealed on the sidelines of the Chinese People's Political Consultative ... for reform over the next three years, including a target to have more than 90 per cent of the nation covered by either a health insurance scheme for urban residents or one involving rural ...

  4. No health risk for adults, CCTV reports

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A 60kg adult who drinks less than 2 litres of contaminated milk a day will not suffer any health risk, state television reported last night, citing health authorities from the mainland and overseas. However it did not say if it would make a difference over a long period. The latest check by the General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine ...

  5. The health shake-up: how Beijing's new man measures up to the old

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Reports by Josephine Ma in Beijing The outgoing minister, Gao Qiang Two unexpected turns have marked Gao Qiang's career at the Ministry of Health. The first was his appointment ... secretary-general of the State Council's general office. Before he joined the Health Ministry, an area in which he had no training, Mr Gao had been a low-profile figure, but he quickly stepped ...

  6. Mainland assesses health risks for Olympics

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Public health authorities in Beijing have promised to rate about 35,000 restaurants by the end of this year as part of efforts to have comprehensive public health safeguards in place for next year's Olympics. The four-tier rating system is designed to reflect each eatery's hygiene and food safety precautions. Health officials will publish a safe-restaurant ...

  7. Universal free health care ruled out

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reuters in Beijing China's health-care system has fallen behind in the country's breakneck economic growth, and the nation faces a major challenge to look after its 1.3 billion people, the health minister said yesterday. Gao Qiang, speaking at a forum carried live on state television, said it would be many years before China could put in place free health care for all, ...

  8. Health chief admits Sars flaws

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... More could have been done by officials to stay in touch with private hospitals Health chief Yeoh Eng-kiong yesterday acknowledged that there were problems in communication between health ... had largely been left to fend for themselves during the emergency. 'There is room for improvement in communications with private hospitals,' Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Dr ...

  9. Medals given to health workers who fought Sars

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... public health workers, including those who contracted the disease, academic and scientific researchers, and private doctors and Chinese herbalists who contributed to the effort. There were posthumous awards for six public health workers who died while treating Sars patients. The Sars teams at seven hospital clusters at the Hospital Authority and its 18 hospitals that treated Sars ...

  10. Overhaul of health system the priority

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The long-awaited verdict on Hong Kong's handling of Sars amounts to a damning indictment of our city's outdated and inefficient health system. Revealing the findings ... of the inquiry to be the apportioning of blame. This newspaper has not been among them. The overriding objective must be to ensure that our health system is overhauled. It was found by the experts ...




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