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  1. Hospital Authority chief defends frontline staff for giving advice on cheaper drugs

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang No frontline medical staff should be punished over a recent investigation into unauthorised drug sales in public hospitals, a Hospital Authority chief said yesterday. ... with the authority's management next week to familiarise himself with the supply chain of drugs, especially those for renal patients. Fourteen Hospital Authority hospitals and four private hospitals were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708675/hospital-authority-chief-defends-frontline-staff-giving-advice-cheaper-drugs
  2. Clinics extend hours ahead of holiday

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... The Hospital Authority's director of quality and safety, Leung Pak-yin, said that from today until October 5, the 18 designated clinics that offer free initial check-ups to children with symptoms ... will be coming and adjust our manpower to meet the need,' Dr Leung said. From yesterday, the authority also set up two more assessment centres at Kwong Wah Hospital and North District Hospital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654197/clinics-extend-hours-ahead-holiday
  3. HK authorities warn parents of babies about kidney stones

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Hong Kong's food and health authorities have urged parents of babies exposed to tainted mainland baby formula to watch for potential kidney problems. As part of a group ... babies exposed to the contaminated powdered milk. Princess Margaret Hospital paediatrician Chiu Man-chun said specialists had never come across babies with such severe kidney stones because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654663/hk-authorities-warn-parents-babies-about-kidney-stones
  4. Authorities accused of shirking their responsibility by not admitting that contaminated blood was a major contributor to the spread of HIV infection

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Patients and activists are accusing mainland authorities of shirking their responsibility in not admitting that contaminated blood is a major source of HIV infection ... they can't even sue for compensation. In most cases the local government and hospitals take the same stance, and no courts will accept a case.' The government has largely blamed the 1990s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732075/authorities-accused-shirking-their-responsibility-not-admitting-contaminated-blood
  5. Authority faces lawsuit over window accident

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford A teenager who was seriously injured after a framed window popped out of a 27th-floor flat and fell on his head and back is suing the Housing Authority for damages. In a High Court writ filed yesterday, Cheung Chi-hang, who is now 18, claimed he suffered serious personal injury, loss and damage arising out of the negligence of the Housing Authority and Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/455217/authority-faces-lawsuit-over-window-accident
  6. Hospitals replace pills contaminated with potentially fatal fungi

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu The Hospital Authority yesterday began replacing supplies of a drug contaminated with fungi for some 230 patients with suppressed immunity to whom the drug is dangerous. The Hong ... levels of uric acid in the blood, can swap their Europharm tablets for uncontaminated pills at 15 public hospitals from today. The Hospital Authority's drug replacement service will last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672591/hospitals-replace-pills-contaminated-potentially-fatal-fungi
  7. Superbug rampant in 'dirty' hospitals

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of being infected. Such infections do not occur as often as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), another superbug which the Hospital Authority sees in 9,000 patients a year. Ho ... the spread of bacterial infections. He urged the Hospital Authority to better monitor and control drug-resistant bacteria. A spokeswoman for the Hospital Authority said that infection control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708227/superbug-rampant-dirty-hospitals
  8. Police detain Aids activist, claiming he damaged hospital

    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu An Aids sufferer turned activist who contracted the disease as a child has been detained by police in Henan province, ostensibly for damaging hospital property, his parents said yesterday. Police told Tian Xi's parents on Saturday that their 23-year-old son had been put in criminal detention for 'intentionally damaging property' at a local hospital in Xincai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722956/police-detain-aids-activist-claiming-he-damaged-hospital
  9. Petitioners detained in mental hospitals

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

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Villagers forcibly drugged, says newspaper Petitioners who complained to higher authorities about injustices have been forcibly detained in mental hospitals by authorities ... in Xintai, was abducted by the township's petition officials and taken to Xintai's mental hospital while on his way to petition in Beijing on October 19, The Beijing News reported. During ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663102/petitioners-detained-mental-hospitals
  10. Hospital identifies third death from rare infection

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... night, the Hospital Authority announced it was setting up an expert panel to advise on treatment of the infection. The hospital identified the case yesterday during a retrospective review ... at Queen Mary Hospital, which has recorded six cases. A meeting of the authority yesterday to discuss the outbreak was attended by doctors in haematology, clinical oncology and microbiology. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669927/hospital-identifies-third-death-rare-infection

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