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  1. More unemployed youth are being sucked into poverty trap

    Posted Jul 17th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... the data collated by the University of Hong Kong's social sciences research centre. The proportion of youths aged 15 to 24 who live in low-income households increased from 11 per cent in 1991 to 24.7 per cent in 2000. The median monthly incomes for these households were $5,170 in 1991 and $10,000 in 2000. The number of young recipients of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance jumped ...

  2. Fee system blamed as HK tops list for doctors' visits

    Posted Jul 25th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... to perform at a higher moral level in terms of sacrificing their income and not getting anything back.' Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok, who chairs the advisory ... there was no reward for maintaining people's health, unlike in countries with 'good family medicine systems'. 'The only way you can generate income- and everyone needs to generate income ...

  3. Free screening project for breast cancer

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez About 2,000 low-income women at high risk of breast cancer will be given free mammograms in a bid to save lives from the commonest cancer striking women. The screening ... be a burden for low-income families and females with financial difficulty.' The new programme would benefit women aged 40 to 59 who were Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients ...

  4. Patient group steps up drug subsidy battle with petition

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... families whose income exceeds the median income are not wealthy enough to afford drugs such as Glivec.' Under the plan, the means test applies to Glivec for leukaemia, Paclitaxel for breast ...

  5. Ban on hiring retired health workers eased

    Posted Apr 01st 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... to keep half of the income from new fees and charges on emergency consultations and drugs, which were introduced in 2003. 'We were able to keep the additional income derived from fee ...

  6. Mandatory options for health funding put aside

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The government yesterday abandoned its quest to introduce any time soon a 'personal health care reserve' scheme requiring employee contributions, saying mandatory funding options lacked public support. Such a scheme, which would require employees to contribute 3 per cent to 5 per cent of their income to fund medical insurance and a medical savings ...

  7. 1,200 sought help from hotlines in past 17 days

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of losing their jobs or losing part of their income, will tend to increase,' he said. Hospital Authority chief executive Shane Solomon said there had been a slight increase in the number ...

  8. Levy suspended on foreign maids

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... he said. The waiver will affect the Employees Retraining Board. Its main income source is the levy, which has accumulated HK$4.4 billion. 'We understand why Mr Tsang proposed it,' ...

  9. Illness in Canada puts HK on alert

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... reports said. Dr Yeoh said additional surveillance measures would be announced in the next two days, including having additional categories on health declaration cards filled out by incoming ...

  10. Quick quarantine with amended law

    Posted Nov 24th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Regulations not to export pandemic flu. 'The important thing is to prevent those infected from leaving,' he said. He did not think the use of footbaths at Chek Lap Kok for incoming ...




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