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  1. Self-interest is standing in the way of a vital cure

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... not hard to fathom why. It boils down to private-sector doctors protecting their own interests under the guise of preserving medical standards. They are fighting tooth and nail against the Hospital ... of the Medical Council and a spokesman for the interests of local private-sector doctors, vociferously opposed such a move. Legislator Dr Leung Ka-lau, who represents the medical sector, went further: he ...

  2. Doctors' debate in public interest

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... quality and put patients at risk. Since a shortage of doctors and overwork has the same downside, this is an important matter of public interest that is worthy of more debate. It is good to see ... Felice Lieh Mak says it will be guided by the public interest in considering applications. That would be more reassuring if the public had better representation on the council of just four ...

  3. Public interest 'top concern' on overseas doctors

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The public interest would be the top consideration for the Medical Council in deciding whether overseas doctors can work in the city's public hospitals without having to sit ... 'The Medical Council is neutral. Our basic principle is to protect the public interest,' she said. Overseas doctors wanting to practise in Hong Kong have to sit a licensing examination ...

  4. Union Hospital, Asia Financial express interest in hospital sites

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Union Hospital and a company headed by executive councillor Bernard Chan have both signalled last-minute interest in developing private hospitals on government sites. Hong Kong investment firm Asia Financial Holdings, chaired by Chan, submitted an expression of interest yesterday in developing a hospital on a site in Wong Chuk Hang, in which Union Hospital is also ...

  5. Chinese U expresses interest in hospital site

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Chinese University has formally signalled its interest to the government in developing a private teaching hospital. Associate pro-vice-chancellor Professor Fung Tung said yesterday the university had made a 'non-committal' expression of interest for the development of the hospital on a site in Tai Po. The university, which had already said it was interested ...

  6. Healthy outbreak of interest in world well-being

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... 'Students are also getting younger. They come from a wide range of places including the mainland, the US and Macau.' Griffiths predicted interest in the subject would soar among local students. 'All students have to learn public health now. The interest in that and non-communicable diseases is getting higher,' she said. The CUHK programme is divided into three areas: health ...

  7. Doctor subsidy scheme attracts little interest

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee A pilot scheme that allows chronically ill patients in northern Tin Shui Wai to see private doctors at reduced rates is failing to attract much interest. The latest figures from the Hospital Authority showed 539 of 1,629 patients invited had agreed to join the three-year programme, which began in June. Under the Tin Shui Wai Primary Care Partnership Project, ...

  8. Address vested interests first before asking public to dig deep

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... costs. It can only lead to its (il)logical conclusion- coercing people into buying insurance and/or saving money 'for their own good' without confronting vested interests. Whether ...

  9. Selfish interests

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... been accused of colluding with the business community. The point is not corruption, but a favouritism towards business interests embedded in many government policies. On the other hand, ... is widely perceived. Just look at the functional constituencies and the voting arrangements in the Legislative Council: business interests continue to enjoy their political free lunches. In the name ...

  10. Aids to quit abound but most not interested

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok It is hard to miss the advertisements for products offering to help people phase out their nicotine addiction when you turn on the television at night. But while mainland manufacturers advertise these products, industry insiders say the dema ...




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