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  1. Sars outbreak cuts into rural income

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Migrant labourers see earnings fall 26pc in the second quarter year on year The Sars outbreak took a heavy toll on rural income on the mainland during the second quarter of the year, especially among the millions of migrant workers who lost their jobs in cities, according to the National Statistic Bureau. The average per capita income in rural areas for April to June was 412 yuan ...

  2. The wealthy may get help with drug costs

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy People with $800,000 pay packets may be eligible for taxpayer subsidies if they need expensive drugs, a Hospital Authority official has confirmed. Patients with disposable income of up to $800,000 a year and who spend 30 per cent or more of that income on any of four life-saving drugs are being considered for the public safety net. The drugs include the leukaemia ...

  3. Stop the rot

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The sample was 328 people aged 65 or above, with monthly incomes equal or below the HK$3,300 median monthly household income for the elderly in Hong Kong. More than 60 per cent of the respondents had ... The findings echo those of the Census and Statistics Department's thematic household survey, which shows that low-income groups and those aged 65 and above had their dental checks less frequently ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World Diabetes Day a timely reminder of a global killer

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... The risk of death from such diseases is four times greater in low-to-middle income countries, which puts Hong Kong in the higher-risk group, despite its wealth. The risk can be reduced ...

  5. Advanced cancer more prevalent among poor

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... concludes from a study of more than 5,000 patients. In releasing the results yesterday, the foundation urged women on low incomes to visit its facilities for subsidised regular screenings. ... had never had one. In the Wan Chai district, where household income is highest, half of the breast cancer patients had had regular mammography screening before diagnosis. The districts ...

  6. Warning on massaged forecasts

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the per capita income of US$3,000,' it said, according to Xinhua. Beijing has set a target of reaching per capita income of US$3,000 by 2010. ...

  7. Arthritis relief on way for poor

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to an expert in the field. But Dr Chan Tak-hin, a rheumatologist and vice-chairman of the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation, says it can be very difficult for arthritis patients with low incomes ... but for those on low incomes private therapeutic service is too expensive, while the public service means enduring long waiting times and not getting enough sessions.' To fill the service gap, ...

  8. Spending caps bid for hospital patients

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... cap the amount a person spends on medical care each year according to their income. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, the authority's chief executive, Shane Solomon, said it could still maintain standard fees and charges for all patients. But different income groups should have different caps for public health services according to their income. Once ...

  9. News - World - MEDICINE

    Fight against cancer is stalling, specialists told at world forum

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in London

    ... and 80 per cent of those are in lower- and middle-income countries. Preventing and treating them would offer potential productivity savings of more than US$130 billion a year- far more than ...

  10. Rich cling to tradition on childbirth

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the city's population, with household incomes of HK$40,000 a month or more. The findings of the poll, conducted by TNS Public Opinion Surveys, appear to be at odds with general attitudes towards ...




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