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  1. News - China - TAIWAN AIR CRASH

    Improve air safety, Ma Ying-jeou demands after deadly Penghu crash

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 03:01am by LAWRENCE CHUNG; ADRIAN WAN

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Adrian Wan in Penghu Taiwanese president urges authorities to improve monitoring as TransAsia Airways chief apologises to families of victims Ma calls for greater air safety after crash Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday ordered transport authorities to improve flight safety, as the head of airline TransAsia Airways apologised to relatives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1559397/improve-air-safety-ma-ying-jeou-demands-after-deadly-penghu-crash
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    21,000 hospital patients wait three years for specialist care

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Emily Tsang

    ... overburdened and understaffed public hospitals last year, with more than 1,000 waiting even longer. But a Hospital Authority report submitted to the Legislative Council shows that the number ... there was a “serious irregularity” in queuing times at different hospitals, which he said “should be better managed”. “To help reduce the differences, the authority has introduced a cross-cluster referral ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1487664/21000-three-year-wait-specialist-care
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Auschwitz guard Johann Breyer dies before facing trial in Germany

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by Reuters

    ... on Tuesday night, said Jim Burke, of the United States marshals' service. Breyer had been held at a Philadelphia hospital. An email notifying federal magistrate Timothy Rice of the death arrived on Wednesday after the judge had filed his order for Breyer's extradition to Germany, Rice's secretary said. German authorities said Breyer was tied to the deaths of 216,000 Jews, a figure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558341/auschwitz-guard-johann-breyer-dies-facing-trial-germany
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Women whose sex organs rogue doctor filmed to share US$190m payout

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:01pm by AP

    ... Donald DeVries, who said Levy "went rogue. … There was no inkling of it. Hopkins was unaware." Once alerted to the problem, hospital authorities quickly notified Baltimore police ... of his patients' sex organs has led to prestigious Johns Hopkins hospitals agreeing to pay US$190 million to some 8,000 women and girls, lawyers said. Dr Nikita Levy was fired after 25 years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557264/women-whose-sex-organs-rogue-doctor-filmed-share-us190m-payout
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospitals to hand newborns straight to mums in Hong Kong breastfeeding drive

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Emily Tsang

    ..., the Hospital Authority says. Babies also sleep at their mothers' bedsides during the entire stay. The new procedures are among 10 requirements under the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative launched ... no pacifiers or artificial nipples. Last year, the authority announced that all eight public hospitals with obstetric wards would implement the baby-friendly measures gradually according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493741/hospitals-give-newborns-more-time-mum
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Child cancer cases double at hospital

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:36am by Ernest Kao

    ... paediatric oncology centre have won an award from the Hospital Authority to recognise this success. "It is a team achievement. No one individual on this team knows everything ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Some 15 per cent of new referrals to Sha Tin centre have mainland parents Child cancer cases double at hospital New childhood cancer cases referred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1507582/child-cancer-cases-double-hospital
  7. Hospital Authority has taken steps to entice staff to stay, ensure quality care

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the letter by Wong Wing-sze ('Hospital exodus threat to patients', May 30). The Hospital Authority realises the tight manpower situation of our health-care workforce, ... to relieve the workload of our clinical staff, extra phlebotomists and clerical staff will be recruited to provide 24-hour support in all the authority's acute hospitals. Thanks to measures we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003341/hospital-authority-has-taken-steps-entice-staff-stay-ensure-quality-care
  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing Authority must raise public housing rents or run out of money

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Housing Authority will run out of money if it continues building flats without raising rents that are already among the lowest in urban world High time we stopped paying this rent Professor Raymond So Wai-man, who chairs the Housing Authority's finance committee, said it may need to ask for more funding as its coffers will have dwindled to HK$28.2 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549258/housing-authority-must-raise-public-housing-rents-or-run-out-money
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Queen Mary Hospital to get HK$1.6b overhaul as Legco says 'yes' in dying seconds of meeting

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:39pm by Tony Cheung, Ada Lee

    ... Tony Cheung and Ada Lee In last meeting of Legco's Finance Committee before the summer recess, a flurry of measures pass Hospital funded in final seconds A HK$1.6 billion request for funds to redevelop Queen Mary Hospital received unanimous support from lawmakers yesterday, passing in the final minute of the Legislative Council Finance Committee's final meeting before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552690/hk16b-proposal-queen-mary-hospital-reconstruction-hangs-balance
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief pledges support for US dollar peg

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 11:27pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HKMA chief pledges support for US dollar peg Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan Tak-lam said yesterday that he would continue to support ... central banker- came a week after the authority spent US$2.1 billion to defend the Hong Kong dollar by intervening in the foreign exchange market. Chan rejected calls to abolish the peg, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1549266/hong-kong-monetary-authority-chief-pledges-support-us

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