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  1. Kickback culture must be stamped out

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and in the eyes of the law it is corrupt. A few years ago the Independent Commission Against Corruption launched an investigation into two family doctors and a surgeon, but the Department of Justice declined to prosecute, citing a lack of evidence. The ICAC felt confident enough to appeal against the decision through an internal review committee, without success. It is a worrying situation ...

  2. Surgeon raises public concern over kickbacks

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... no resources to investigate the allegations and had to rely on the Independent Commission Against Corruption to act on such 'invisible crime'. In October 2006, Mann won a court order to have ... review application in 2006, Mann said he was approached by the ICAC in 2003 in relation to alleged corrupt practices among private doctors. He agreed to assist the investigators, who taped his ...

  3. Doctor fights kickbacks case ruling

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... says he was approached by the Independent Commission Against Corruption in 2003 in relation to a complaint alleging corrupt practices between private doctors, in particular the five who were ... an application for a judicial review of the April decision by the Medical Council's preliminary investigation committee not to take his complaint against the doctors any further. In the application, ...

  4. Doctors take note: the patient must come first

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... partly on the basis of financial gain puts the patients at risk. The practice is, at the very least, unethical and dangerous. An investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption ...

  5. Calls made for ICAC probe

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Commission Against Corruption to look at what roles they could play. Tse Hung-hing, a Medical Association council member, criticised the university's handling of the issue. 'Any allegations ... Ella Lee There were growing calls for a more independent investigation into the billing arrangements at the University of Hong Kong medical faculty yesterday, with some urging ICAC review ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... a doctor in Guangdong was publicly humiliated over a patient's death. Li Bin, the minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said hospitals were places for saving lives and trouble-makers would be harshly dealt with. "Violence against doctors is a serious crime and [perpetrators] will be severely punished according to the law," Li said. On Wednesday, a doctor ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Three doctors in Shanghai have been attacked by a patient with a knife, the latest in a wave of assaults against medical staff on the mainland. The attack came as police in a city in Hubei ... month, allegedly by a patient who was unhappy with treatment he received. Li Bin, the minister in charge of of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said earlier this month that she ...

  8. Unequal, corrupt and expensive: signs of an ailing system

    Posted Jan 04th 2008, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... or non-profit organisations and corruption is widespread. From the middle of 2006, 16 government ministries and commissions began to prepare wide-ranging changes, aided by the World Health Organisation, ... Mark O'Neill Government revenues on the mainland are rising yet the country's medical system is marked by inequality, corruption and high charges for treatment. In a major report ...

  9. ICAC asks question on local poll

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Former Sha Tin district councillor Lee York-fai was asked to attend the North Point headquarters of the corruption watchdog yesterday morning to help with an investigation into alleged vote-buying in a district council by-election on Sunday. This followed three or four of his assistants in the by-election campaign being called in by the Independent Commission Against ...

  10. Universities should rethink medical bill plan, says ICAC chief

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the doctor involved share equally the remaining 75 per cent. Commissioner of Independent Commission Against Corruption Timothy Tong Hin-ming's suggestions came after the former University ... the University of Hong Kong was criticised in an independent audit report commissioned by the Hospital Authority over loopholes in billing procedures which allowed professional fee waivers for private ...




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