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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Medical sector needs greater transparency

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Transparency the best remedy Five years ago a sustained rash of medical blunders prompted the authorities to send special teams into our hospitals to monitor compliance ... other measures to restore public confidence, such as prompt reporting and follow-up of what the Hospital Authority called "sentinel" incidents involving patient safety. For a time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575672/greater-transparency-best-remedy-ills-medical-sector
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fame is no excuse for taking drugs

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to impressionable young people. Like it or not, as the mainland battles the scourge of drugs, actors, singers and authors have an obligation to steer clear of illegal substances. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577921/fame-no-excuse-taking-drugs
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must help to contain Ebola

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... international airport and died in hospital of Ebola. As virologists have pointed out, he might have gone anywhere within an incubation period of up to 21 days. It is therefore reassuring that Hong Kong's health authorities have stepped up surveillance and prepared contingency plans in the event of the Ebola virus appearing in the city. Having jumped the species barrier, probably from fruit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1563709/world-must-help-contain-ebola
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance key as deadly Ebola outbreak takes heavy toll

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Be on guard against Ebola The notion of resorting to untested and experimental drugs against a lethal epidemic sounds like germ-warfare fiction. It is not something the World Health Organisation or other authorities would normally approve lest it does more harm than good. In the worst outbreak yet of the lethal Ebola virus, the WHO has made an unprecedented ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573732/vigilance-key-deadly-ebola-outbreak-takes-heavy-toll
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Caution about Hong Kong's economic outlook is warranted

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah and Monetary Authority chief Norman Chan Tak-lam may therefore seem overly pessimistic. Three times this week, finance officials have called for caution. Chan has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573098/caution-about-hong-kongs-economic-outlook-warranted
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    More doctors the obvious cure for overburdened public hospitals

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 03:10am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of services, such as diagnostic procedures, that AEDs are expected to provide. Throw in the flu season and higher demand on public holidays, and the queues leave public hospitals struggling to meet ... respectively. Meanwhile, from 2008 to last year, the number of A&E doctors fell from 423 to 410. The pressure at the weekend prompted the chairman of the Health Authority's accident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1422452/more-doctors-obvious-cure-overburdened-public-hospitals
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Libya a case study of the consequences of regime change

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the military, police and judiciary formative, the groups have brazenly ignored authority and rights. Islamic extremists have flourished through being better organised than rivals, just as in Iraq ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1568570/libya-case-study-consequences-regime-change
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Both sinners and saints in Wenzhou church row

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on Christianity, with some expressing fears it could spread. The setting for this rift between the authorities and government-sanctioned protestant congregations is the city's Christian community ... county was torn down in April because the authorities said it was five times its authorised size and lacked some permits. The campaign came to a head last month in Pingyang county, south ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1565058/both-sinners-and-saints-wenzhou-church-row
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Economic model in Xinjiang must be modified

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... are being honed for when they return. Efforts to keep the nation safe are a priority, but authorities also have to better focus measures to tackle the underlying causes of the unrest. Scores ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1565708/economic-model-xinjiang-must-be-modified-help-all-uygurs
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    We must stand up and fight diabetes

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial We must stand up and fight diabetes Much has been said about a growing tendency for certain killer diseases to strike at an early age, and that a healthy lifestyle is the best defence. Yet the advice tends to be ignored until one becomes a victim. Despite promotion and education by health authorities around the world, awareness remains insufficient. Credit goes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1565059/we-must-stand-and-fight-diabetes

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