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  1. Health reforms won't cure wider social ills

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... billion yuan (HK$965 billion) health-care reform package. But given that it has been 17 years since the central government took the fateful decision to cut state funding of hospitals by up to 90 ... enough. Having wrecked the health-care system by abdicating responsibility for it in 1992, the authorities need to rectify that by performing major surgery, rather than by using a sticking plaster ...

  2. Tsunami cash plugs gap in child health care

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Kong's executive director Christine Mar Wong Yun-loong. 'The tsunami revealed a lot of gaps in paediatric healthcare. With the help of the Thai Ministry of Health these gaps have been identified and one of these is critical care for children. We're not suggesting that there will be another tsunami, but this will help with general critical healthcare for children over the long ...

  3. Asia Financial budgets HK$500m for hospitals

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Chan. The insurance and health-care company has a 19.5 per cent stake in Bumrungrad International which operates a hospital in Manila and another in Dubai due to open by the end of next year. ... health-care business. Mr Chan wanted to see the hospital and health-care business contribute 20 to 30 per cent of the group's profit with another 10 per cent coming from new investments ...

  4. the five Ws

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... and allow better healthcare and education. Who? Parents whose child was killed, severely injured or disabled may be granted a certificate allowing them to have another child. Parents with more than ...

  5. Bumpy road to reform

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... might be required to contribute more than 1 per cent of his income to a health-care fund. He reportedly told the Chinese press that the mode of contribution would be similar to the Mandatory Provident Fund. But each person's contributions would not be saved for his or her own use; instead, they would be pooled to pay for the health-care system. His remarks immediately drew fire. ...

  6. Need treatment, will travel

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Theresa Davidovitz

    ... be HK$10,000.' Ruben Toral, the Bumrungrad's director of international programmes, said the hospital initially targeted countries in Southeast Asia where health-care facilities were below standard, ... planned to focus more resources on marketing its services to the region. With a good public health-care system back home, Mr Toral said that in addition to check-ups, Hong Kong people generally ...

  7. Telecoms extends reach of medical care to world's remotest regions

    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... data about potential outbreaks of communicable diseases. Vikram Kumar, a doctor and founder of health-care technology company Dimagi, based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, says ... rural nurses with PDAs and software to collate information from health-care visits to villages, which had 'significant cost and quality advantages over paper-based medical systems', he ...

  8. Telecoms extends the reach of doctors

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... the '120' emergency system- digitally linking hospitals throughout the country to collect data about potential outbreaks of communicable diseases. Vikram Kumar, a doctor and founder of health-care ... running on handheld devices. An early project in Dr Kumar's native India equipped rural nurses with PDAs and software to collate information from health-care visits to villages, which had ...

  9. Doubts punish equities across the board

    Posted May 16th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... Biotechnology and health-care funds bucked worldwide equity weakness to emerge as the sole equity fund category to eke out positive gains for the month of April, according to data from ... in the United States. The breadth of the decline was broad based, as only biotech and health-care funds broke above negative territory for a 2.9 per cent gain. 'April was a month of concerns ...

  10. Hi-tech approach has the best solutions

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... performance through the standardisation of e-commerce, communication and implementing new technology. Recently, GS1 has been working with the various parties involved in the healthcare sector to develop transparency and standardisation through the supply chain, from manufactures of healthcare products to distributors and hospitals. In another move to introduce transparency to the supply ...




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