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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576075/shenzhen-opens-its-health-care-services-hk-residents
  2. Social workers prone to mental-health woes

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Increased workloads and job uncertainty are behind the problem, a survey finds Almost half of Hong Kong's social workers are at risk of developing mental-health problems, a survey has ... Chi-kwong, who represents the social welfare sector. In the first study of its kind for the sector, Mr Law's office sent questionnaires about a variety of mental health issues to more than 8,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425395/social-workers-prone-mental-health-woes
  3. Health-care plan targets workers, say protesters

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ...-care spending. 'Hong Kong's tax rates are very low. Raising tax rates is the best way to subsidise public medical expenses,' he said. Mr Tam said medical insurance and mandatory ... Colleen Lee A group of unionists protested yesterday against the government's health-care financing reform, which they said would increase many workers' financial burden. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638154/health-care-plan-targets-workers-say-protesters
  4. The danger of focusing on health funding

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Two organisations, the Bauhinia Foundation and the Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong, have released papers on health care reform. They do not simply examine ... The federation focuses on the issue of primary and preventive care. Its paper sees the government playing a bigger part in primary health care, possibly through an agency separate from the Hospital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602793/danger-focusing-health-funding
  5. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hospital, is a vice-chairman of the city's largest union, the Federation of Trade Unions. He is also a founding member and the vice-chairman of the nine-year-old Hong Kong Public Hospitals, ... in Hong Kong faced a lot of pressing conditions. 'Long working hours is the most serious problem. The Hospital Authority doctors' fight a few months ago for a reduction of working hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661660/hong-kong-faces
  6. The winners and losers in Hong Kong's age divide

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Hong Kong Island will be the greyest, while new towns will be the most youthful. The workforce will have shrunk and some of us will have to work longer. Sai Kung, Yuen Long ... there is no mandatory retirement age in Hong Kong, most employers take their lead from the government and require staff to retire at 60. According to the projection, the population is expected to increase from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702413/winners-and-losers-hong-kongs-age-divide
  7. Employers eye gyms to lower health bills

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Corporate memberships of fitness centres see a quantum leap More employers in Hong Kong are encouraging their staff to join health clubs to stem corporate medical bills which ... in Hong Kong of Fitness First, a global health club operator. He said local companies were waking up to the idea of keeping their staff fit, with the number of new members joining the chain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436433/employers-eye-gyms-lower-health-bills
  8. Sars fears as nurses take early retirement

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... With more than 1,300 medics leaving, there are grave concerns about the city's ability to cope with a fresh outbreak More than 1,300 public health-care workers, most of them nurses, have been approved to take early retirement, raising concerns over whether Hong Kong will have the capacity to fight another Sars outbreak. The Hospital Authority launched a voluntary early ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431244/sars-fears-nurses-take-early-retirement
  9. Issuing shopping coupons is not the way to deal with crisis

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by providing credit services. Hong Kong people are famous for preferring to pay their way, rather than being given handouts. The problem with the present crisis is that nobody can forecast how long ... on the commercial sector to halt the escalating unemployment rate. As the largest employer in Hong Kong, the administration has a role to play in doing that. Citizens will only regain their confidence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663124/issuing-shopping-coupons-not-way-deal-crisis
  10. Hong Kong's rights

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and ethnic cleansing are severe accusations. No responsible commentator should make such indictments without considering the relevant facts. The correspondent overlooks the fact that Hong Kong ... were against Hong Kong's protectionist immigration policy, which favours workers from Southeast Asia and excludes mainlanders from domestic employment. Imagine the hypothetical analogy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427662/hong-kongs-rights

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