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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Visiting WHO chief Margaret Chan sees 'great progress' in China's health system

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:28pm by XINHUA

    ... officials and experts. Chan spotlighted the importance of a strong primary health-care system to China, with its ageing population and rapidly escalating burden of "lifestyle" diseases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552152/visiting-who-chief-margaret-chan-sees-great-progress-chinas-health-system
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New electronic system will put patient health records online by end of year

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Emily Tsang

    ... the implementation of eHR sharing will enhance public-private partnership in the health-care sector and help redress public-private imbalance," he added. The introduction of the system will help senior citizens, children and people who frequently use public and private health-care services at the same time. In the long run, it will also help reduce errors in medical treatment and prescriptions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486222/new-electronic-system-will-put-patient-health-records-online-end-year
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reform of Medical Council needed to restore public confidence after Eugina Lau case: group

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:29am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... of health-care manpower planning and professional development, has yet to announce any changes. A bureau spokeswoman did not explain the delay, but said a recommendation would be announced after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523714/reform-medical-council-needed-restore-public-confidence-after-eugina
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    MERS fears for US health workers

    Posted May 14th 2014, 01:47am by AGENCIES

    ... healthcare workers who have close contact with infected patients. Meanwhile Saudi health authorities announced yesterday five new deaths from MERS, raising the total death toll in the country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511616/mers-fears-us-health-workers
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical gadgets fair targets a healthy profit

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Christy Choi

    ... of messy," said Toothbat developer Gordon Lam Wai-kwong, who is an interior designer. Andros Chan Ling-ming, deputy chairman of the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509930/medical-gadgets-fair-targets-healthy-profit
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Living with HIV- and the stigma that goes with it

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:11am by LO WEI

    ... of those who had told people they had HIV were denied health-care services. Five per cent said they were fired or forced to quit their jobs because they had the virus. Cheung reminded health-care professionals and employers that people who have HIV are protected by the Disability Discrimination Ordinance and should not be subjected to discrimination or stigma when receiving health-care services, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429939/living-hiv-and-stigma-goes-it
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Camel rides 'risky' as Middle East respiratory syndrome spreads

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:05am by LO WEI

    ... and Egypt, but stopped the activity last year because of fears about Mers. Since the middle of last month, the number of Mers cases has increased sharply, particularly among health-care workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1498499/camel-rides-risky-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-spreads
  8. HEALTH

    Liberal Party and Democratic Party unite with proposal to ease doctor shortage

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 05:11pm

    ... a proposal for improving the city’s public healthcare system at a joint press conference today. The proposal features measures to ease the manpower shortage, including the relaxation of the licence ... there are some issues where our conflicts remain. " He stressed his party would not go against the government, but he believed the healthcare proposal was beneficial to Hong Kong and should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1434955/liberal-party-and-democratic-party-unite-proposal-ease-doctor-shortage
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    US Centres for Disease Control scientists study infectiousness of mild Mers cases

    Posted May 18th 2014, 06:26am by Reuters and AFP

    ... advises health-care workers to apply standard infection-control precautions for all patients, regardless of their diagnosis, at all times. Milder symptoms played a role in the second US case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1514381/us-centres-disease-control-scientists-study-infectiousness-mild-mers
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Patients have plenty to say to new hospitals boss

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Patients have plenty to say to new hospitals boss Twenty-seven groups representing patients met the new Hospital Authority chairman yesterday, lodging complaints about service and doctors' attitudes. The Patients' Alliance on Healthcare Reform, which organised the meeting in Wang Tau Hom, called on the authority to improve planning and use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450192/patients-have-plenty-say-new-hospitals-boss

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