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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must fix its health-care system

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 03:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Five years ago Beijing unveiled a three-year plan to bring the cost of medical care within the means of the poor and even some of the middle class, with health coverage for 200 million uninsured the priority. The plan also called for cheaper medicines by ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Health care could account for almost a third of Hong Kong GDP by end of century

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:19pm by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong Rising health-care expenses and income growth could result in the sector accounting for a third of Hong Kong's GDP by the end of the century Counting the cost Four factors determine spending on health care: the size of the population, the proportion of elderly people in the population, the average income per person, and the cost of health-care services. ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 20, 2014

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 06:31am by LETTERS

    ... healthcare workers are properly trained in the donning, wearing and doffing of personal protective equipment. Given the complexity behind the emergence and transmission of the Ebola virus, we must ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Eliminating malaria is good for business

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 04:47pm by Dato Sri Tahir

    ... Malaria elimination provides multiple payoffs from lower healthcare costs and higher productivity to lower risks of resurgence or outbreaks and a blueprint for success against other diseases ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's two-in-one fix to improve public health

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by TSUNG-MEI CHENG

    ... seekers looking for gainful employment. Here the health-care sector can be of major help. An economy is basically a set of people doing favours for one another. Some of these favours are done ... for money, the store of value. Spending on those favours then counts as part of the gross domestic product. It is often overlooked that the health-care sector is the setting for some of the most ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Promoting private insurance still key to health reforms

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Health insurance still the answer When the previous government opted for voluntary insurance- to be known as the Health Protection Scheme- as a central element of health-care reforms, it was envisaged private hospitals would offer fixed-price packages for treating common conditions. This would make medical costs more transparent and predictable- a factor seen ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must help to contain Ebola

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... rate are attributed to poor health-care infrastructure such as effective isolation, and the lack of secure testing facilities for dangerous samples from suspected Ebola victims. Most ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 29, 2014

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by LETTERS

    ... benefit from predetermined health-care costs. Price transparency is important, and packages provide a necessary reference for people requiring treatment. We publish package prices for the most ...

  9. Comment - Blogs - FOOD SCANDAL

    It’s a shame to let a China food scandal go to waste

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:21pm by Jonathan Woetzel and Jeffrey Towson

    ... an opportunity you shouldn’t miss. Food scandals are a major concern of Chinese consumers. In 2013, McKinsey research found Chinese residents are more concerned about food safety than healthcare ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Now Hong Kong becomes the place to put a few assets in the trolley

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... that another famous local retail chain in the city, Quality HealthCare, had been put up for sale by its family owners, Malvinder Mohan Singh and his brother Shivinder Mohan Singh, two of India's ... strong interest in the acquisition of Quality HealthCare; and global retail industry giant Walmart and China Resources Enterprise, the emerging retail industry leader coming from the north, have ...




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