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  1. Business - Economy

    Got a question about the dollar peg? We have the answers

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 02:30pm by Hong Kong Monetary Authority

    ... Hong Kong Monetary Authority 1. What is the Linked Exchange Rate System (LERS)? The LERS was adopted in Hong Kong in October 1983. The objective of the LERS is to maintain currency ... authorities’ ongoing efforts in promoting the RMB as an international currency, it is premature to consider the option of using the RMB as an anchor currency of the HKD: First, without a fully ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Manpower is a real challenge, warns Hospital Authority

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Target of providing an extra 2,100 beds by 2021 can be met, says Hospital Authority boss, but finding enough staff may prove a harder task Hospitals warn of manpower shortage Public hospitals are expected to need an additional 2,100 beds in the next seven years to meet demand from a growing and ageing population. But while the Hospital Authority ...

  3. Hospital Authority to fund private consultation visits for more than 6,000 long-term patients

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:30pm

    ... doctors, under a Hospital Authority program to ease the burden of public hospitals. Patients from three districts who suffer from hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes will only need to pay HK$45 for each private consultation. The remainder of the fee, about HK$233, will be funded by the authority. Currently, each visit to a general clinic at a public hospital costs an average ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to spend HK$14m to subsidise private care for 6,000 people

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:52pm by Emily Tsang

    ... on patient subsidies The Hospital Authority announced yesterday that it will spend at least HK$14 million a year on subsidies for chronic-disease patients to see private doctors in an effort to ease ... the three conditions. To visit private doctors the patients will pay only the HK$45 they now pay at public hospitals with the rest of the cost, about HK$233, being borne by the Hospital Authority ...

  5. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil hospital morgue holds remains of 40 newborns and fetuses

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:12am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rio De Janeiro Hospital morgue out of 'horror film' The remains of 40 newborn babies and fetuses have been found abandoned in a Brazilian hospital morgue, some forgotten for years, authorities said. Some of the corpses had been in a morgue refrigerator for as long as five years at the city-administered Pedro Ernesto Hospital in Rio de Janeiro. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Outgoing Hospital Authority chief advocates importing overseas doctors

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 11:22am by Emily Tsang

    ... career at the Hospital Authority. The Medical Council and frontline doctors demanded his resignation after he suggested qualified doctors from overseas should be permitted to practise in Hong Kong without having to sit the licensing examinations. Wu is due to step down this month after leading the Hospital Authority for nine years. Open University president John Leong Chi-yan ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hospital Authority to pay HK$11.5 million after woman gets brain damage

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 04:44am by JULIE CHU

    ... one was a local public hospital- Princess Margaret in Kwai Chung- which admitted Irene Kwok Hoi-wan, then 33, in a stable but poor neurological condition in 2008. The Hospital Authority agreed ... diagnosed that she was in a persistent vegetative state. In 2011, Cheng launched his lawsuit against the Hospital Authority for damages. Kwok was born on the mainland. She had university-level ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Police and Hospital Authority warned by watchdog over loss of private data

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Watchdog orders force and Hospital Authority to improve procedures or risk prosecution after inquiry into lost notebooks and patient records Police ... this year. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner also criticised the Hospital Authority for negligence in the monitoring of a waste-disposal contractor which failed to destroy patients' data ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    New HKU and Hospital Authority chiefs face tough battles

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:53am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam New HKU and Hospital Authority chiefs face tough battles after starkly different welcomes Love or loathe them, the long march will gauge their success A Chinese proverb describes ... John Leong Chi-yan, an internationally known specialist in spinal and paediatric orthopaedics, as the Hospital Authority's next chairman received a warm reception. Though the two ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Patients' battles changed outgoing Hospital Authority boss Anthony Wu Ting-yuk

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:53am by LO WEI

    ... changed his values. In his past nine years as the Hospital Authority chairman, he has paid many hospital visits to compensate for his lack of medical knowledge. "My values have changed after ... liked attending staff functions and visiting hospitals to meet frontline staff. He especially remembered one visit when a nurse rushed up to him. The authority had announced a policy that staff ...




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