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  1. Lawmakers condemn director of health

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by 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 inexcusable and condemns him ...

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

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

    ... 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 they are worried ...

  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. Health system needs foreign cash: minister

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Beijing Investment in the mainland's beleaguered health care system is badly needed from Hong Kong and overseas to help fund its reform programmes, the health minister said. Gao Qiang said the Ministry of Health would cut the number of public hospitals and clinics to focus its resources on helping the poor. 'At the moment we have too many public ...

  6. 'Better safe than sorry' the new health policy

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Health Minister York Chow Yat-ngok made a bold move on Wednesday when he warned the public not to eat eel. When he issued the warning, the government had no scientific evidence that eel sold in Hong Kong contained the cancer-causing chemical malachite green. This is a new approach to handling food scares. In the past, food and health officials would tell the public ...

  7. New health food lobby vows tough stand on rogues

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The health products industry will report members to the Consumer Council if they breach its planned guidelines, it said yesterday. The commitment came as the newly-formed Hong Kong Health Food Association denied it was trying to evade planned legal amendments that it has described as confusing and inappropriate. 'We are still compiling our rules concerning ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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, ...




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