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  1. Health-care funds fit to buy

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Allan Nam

    ... Reports by Allan Nam HEALTH-CARE STOCKS have underperformed equity markets over the past four years. According to Standard & Poor's, the MSCI World Healthcare Index rose by 10.9 ... performance, and this may well apply to a sector that Anne Marieke Ezendam, lead investment manager of the Threadneedle Global Healthcare Fund, believed to possess 'good long-term growth ...

  2. Gloom on health-care reform delay

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... this year after the government put on hold its controversial health-care finance reform. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok told the Legislative Council yesterday ... it was disappointing that the government was dragging its heels on the health-care reform. 'We are always ready to review the charges, but unfortunately, we cannot do so without the government's ...

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    Mainland pilot scheme paves way for foreign-owned hospitals

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:33pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com The mainland has launched a pilot scheme allowing the setting up of wholly foreign-owned hospitals in three municipalities and four provinces as part of central government reforms aimed at introducing more competition into the tightly regulated medical services sector. German healthcare operator Artemed signed a framework ...

  4. Rethink urged over health-care plan

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Deputy welfare chief insists the medical savings scheme is an option, not policy Legislators yesterday urged the government to reconsider options for future health-care ... about the way forward on health-care financing. The Singapore-style plan envisages workers contributing 2 per cent of their salary to a savings account, to be used for medical expenses after ...

  5. Health-care funding 'needs a holistic view'

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Cabinet minister wants medical reform to take in retirement, ageing Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen should act to reform health-care financing and consider it in the context of a more comprehensive retirement scheme, a member of his cabinet has said. Leong Che-hung, chairman of the Elderly Commission, said health-care financing could not be considered ...

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    Google buys Lift Labs, makers of spoon that helps people with tremors

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:39pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Google buys hi-tech spoon Google has acquired the maker of a hi-tech spoon that helps people suffering from neurodegenerative tremors to eat, the internet company's latest foray into the healthcare and biotechnology market. The company was joining the Google division which focuses on projects such as self-driving cars and drones and which has a Life ...

  7. Subsidised health-care savings for poor urged

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Lilian Goh

    ... yesterday. Dr Yeoh was commenting on a consultation paper on health-care reform released on Wednesday by the Bauhinia Foundation, a think-tank close to the government. The foundation's research ... more people to use better services in the private sector with their medical savings account. He said he expected that the government's health-care reform proposal would be similar ...

  8. Election fear blamed for delay in reforming health-care funding

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The government has decided to put on hold health-care financing reform, drawing criticisms from the medical profession and patients' groups that it lacks the political ... to match the schedule of the whole government.' The government has issued three consultation papers on health-care financing reforms over the past 13 years- 1993, 1997 and 2000- but none ...

  9. Shenzhen opens its health-care services to HK residents

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Hong Kong residents living in Shenzhen will soon be able to join the city's public health-care scheme and enjoy cheaper medical services. Shenzhen Health Bureau director Jiang Hanping said the city would allow people from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan living in Shenzhen to join its public health-care scheme, allowing them the same benefits as other ...

  10. Health-care workers to get flu shots after scare

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Health-care workers in contact with patients in public hospitals will receive flu shots, following a scare at a Tai Po hospital in which seven staff came down with flu symptoms. ... by influenza which presents Sars-like symptoms, the influenza vaccination programme will be extended to include hospitalised mentally ill patients and all health-care workers with direct patient ...




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