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  1. Doctors help identify users in pilot scheme

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... this month, 24 private practitioners will help identify drug abusers and refer them to the Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service Cheer Lutheran Centre so that they can seek help from social workers. The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, another operator of the joint project, said a sticker featuring a logo of the scheme would be displayed at the clinics and pamphlets would be available. ...

  2. WHO chief defends Beijing response on health issues

    Posted Nov 27th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... issues because it was such a big country and she praised Beijing for playing a supportive and active role in international health issues. The former Hong Kong health director emphasised ... Agnes Lam The WHO's new chief, Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, has defended Beijing's communication with the UN agency, saying it always responded quickly to health issues. Beijing ...

  3. Hongkongers' top concern is the family, despite crisis, survey finds

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... of the stock and property markets, while 64 per cent said life would be harder. 'This could suggest that Hong Kong people had already anticipated the impact of the global credit markets and had ... inflation, expenditure on children and housing affordability came next with 79 per cent, followed by health, with 75 per cent. Seventy per cent of the respondents said social issues ...

  4. Drug errors at homes for elderly raise concerns

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... and Health Bureau said three training programmes on drug management were held this month. The group Against Elderly Abuse of Hong Kong said it had received about 220 complaints in the past nine ... Agnes Lam The health minister has expressed concern over drug dispensing safety at private homes for the elderly after 34 blunders, including three deaths, in recent years. Speaking after ...

  5. Beijing to bankroll bid for WHO post

    Posted Jul 31st 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The central government will fund a globetrotting election campaign by Hong Kong's former health chief in her bid for the top job at the World Health Organisation. Margaret ... from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office and the Ministry of Health during her stay in Beijing to discuss her campaign. She will meet Chief Executive Donald ...

  6. Big business boost for the clean air charter

    Posted Nov 21st 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam An air quality improvement campaign has attracted a strong response from the business sector in Hong Kong. Some 178 organisations and companies have signed the Clean Air Charter, jointly organised by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and the Hong Kong Business Coalition on the Environment. The news was announced at a Clean Air Day yesterday to mark the launch ...

  7. System just moves problem from one place to another, say traders

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... will not be market rest days in wholesale markets. However, we will step up cleansing of the wholesale markets every day.' Hong Kong University microbiologist Ho Pak-leung said accumulation of chickens ... required to clean their stalls and which also left the wholesale market chicken-free. But a health expert said keeping birds in one place made management easier. About 550 live chickens spent last ...

  8. Tsang targets teenage drug abuse

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Gary Cheung

    ... Ninety-two per cent of 1,010 respondents polled by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme from Tuesday last week to Saturday chose labour and employment issues as being ... consultation on mandatory drug testing and measures to improve services provided by the seven counselling centres for psychotropic substance abusers. Lee Kam-ming, principal of Hong Kong Juvenile Care ...

  9. Krispy Kreme closing Hong Kong outlets

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong and Agnes Lam Krispy Kreme Hong Kong, the city's franchisee of the American doughnut chain, is closing its seven outlets two years after it first opened, reflecting ... opened in Causeway Bay. The other outlets are in Mong Kok, Central, Kwun Tong and Yuen Long. Repeated attempts to contact Brian Parfitt were unsuccessful. A press statement issued by the adviser ...

  10. Legco wants law to save dai pai dong

    Posted Nov 24th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... legislator, also cited Singapore as an example and asked: 'If Singapore can do it, why can't Hong Kong do it?' Unionist legislator Chan Yuen-han, who also supported the motion, said dai ... in Hong Kong, most in Central and Western district and Shamshuipo. Li Kin-kwan, whose mother-in-law is the operator of the Yuk Yip Dessert, a 90-year-old institution in Elgin Street, said ...




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