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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Performance of health care facilities needs to be optimised to meet demand

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:23pm by KAREN PROSSER

    ... and private health care facilities under greater pressure than ever before. To address these challenges, the government has allocated 13.8 per cent of total expenditure in this year's budget ... constraints around labour and capital, operators and owners of health care assets in Hong Kong need to look towards additional solutions to drive optimum performance. Understanding the performance ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must heed anger over health care standards to curb hospital violence

    Posted May 06th 2014, 04:54pm by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... Lijia Zhang Lijia Zhang says China must revamp its underfunded and corrupt health care system to assuage the public rage that is fuelling a rising number of violent attacks on medical ... drastic action, he had tried repeatedly to complain but got nowhere. Such attacks underscore the ills of the health care system as a whole. On the heels of economic reforms, hospitals were ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Average Hong Kong toddler starts using electronic tablets at just 16 months

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Parents are being warned of the health dangers posed to children who spend too much time in front of electronic screens, after a government study found ... of the screens, Dr Thomas Chung Wai-hung, a Department of Health consultant, said. Well over a third of the primary and secondary school pupils interviewed had given up outdoor activities altogether ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Vital to get pricing right for Hong Kong's health insurance scheme

    Posted May 01st 2014, 06:01pm by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan believes private-sector costs need to come down first Vital to get the pricing right for health insurance scheme In most of the developed world, health systems face two challenges. The costs of health care services are rising as technology and medicines become more advanced. At the same time, the ratio of workers to retirees in the population ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    World Health Organisation's tardy reporting of Mers cases criticised

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com WHO's reporting of Mers cases criticised An accurate picture of a fatal respiratory viral epidemic is being frustrated by the World Health Organisation's ... of Health had recorded 104 new infections in the past two weeks alone, taking the domestic total to 371, with 107 deaths. The WHO had failed to convey the seriousness of the recent situation, he ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Measles makes a comeback in China as vaccination falters among migrant workers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... in January, according to the health ministry. The total was almost as high- 10,563- in May. In just the first five months of the year, the number of cases reached 35,677, surpassing the 27,646 cases ... for public health authorities of tracking the mobile population, are key reasons for much lower vaccination rates among migrants. The Guangdong-based Information Times reported in April ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola death toll rises to 518 in west Africa

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Ebola death toll rises to 518 in West Africa The number of people believed to have died from Ebola in west Africa has jumped to 518, the World Health Organisation said yesterday. The UN health agency said 50 new cases- 25 of them fatal- had been reported between July 3-6 by health authorities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In a statement, ...

  8. News - World - DISEASE

    Alert after smallpox samples found in US laboratory storeroom

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... and Drug Administration lab near the US capital, health authorities said. Smallpox is a highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease that is estimated to have killed some 300 million people ... in an unused portion of a storeroom in an FDA laboratory, located on the National Institutes of Health campus in Maryland. There was no evidence that the vials had been opened, and "onsite ...

  9. News - World

    We can conquer Ebola epidemic, WHO assures west Africa

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 01:59am by AFP

    ... be stopped in its tracks, telling the region's health ministers: "We can handle this." The highly contagious tropical bug has infected hundreds of people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with the latest World Health Organisation figures showing confirmed or suspected cases had left 467 people dead. The new toll is 129- or 38 per cent- more than the UN agency's last ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Health officials raise 'outbreak' concerns amid low public confidence in Chinese vaccines

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 06:38pm by Zhang Hong

    ... by a Shenzhen manufacturer had been suspected of causing the deaths of 17 babies within 24 hours after getting vaccinated in December, but health authorities later ruled out the link and cleared Biokangtai Biological Products of blame. Li Quanle, a vaccination official with the National Health and Family Planning Commission, told The Beijing News that the vaccination rate had gone up very ...




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