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  1. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    Beef market monopoly could be relaxed: Ko Wing-man

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... and health chief says he remains receptive to opening up the live cattle market, amid the on-going surge in beef prices. Speaking on the radio, Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said various factors could have sparked the spike in prices, such as a limited supply of beef in the mainland which has driven up costs across the board. Ko said consumers may have to consider ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAND USE

    Baptist University boss spars with Ko Wing-man over school site

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... into the debate. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man rejected the university's claim it had submitted a proposal as early as 2009 for developing a Chinese medical hospital on the site next ... require formal procedures," Ko said yesterday. "Even if the Chinese Medicine Council agrees that there's a demand for the hospital and the government provides the land, the site ...

  3. Health chief Ko Wing-man defends paid study leave for civil servant

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 08:10pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Health secretary Dr Ko Wing-man on Thursday defended his decision to approve one year’s full-paid leave for a senior official at the Health Department ... Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said he felt it was appropriate an official with legal expertise could help the department handle issues related to international health laws at a time ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    No need to ban all mainland live poultry for time being, health minister Ko Wing-man says

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 01:13pm

    ... Ng Kang-chung Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man on Thursday rejected calls for widening a ban on mainland live poultry imports amid growing threats of the H7N9 bird flu virus. Ko said the current suspension on live poultry from Shenzhen had been “more than adequate” and hinted that it would be overacting to extend the ban to other parts of the mainland at present. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Children to get subsidised jabs within weeks: health chief Ko Wing-man

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 05:15am by Candy Chan, Emily Tsang

    ... days, Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said. "Children who are chronically ill, such as those suffering from asthma, will be in great danger if they get infected," Ko said ... subsidies on Monday despite advice from a government panel of experts that not all children aged under five needed the injection, which gives only 10 months' protection from the bug. Ko said ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical services dumped as pillar industry, says minister Ko Wing-man

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... growth when he was chief executive in 2009. Health chief Dr Ko Wing-man said the main role for private hospitals was to serve local people and relieve the overloaded public health-care service. ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Minister Ko Wing-wan says Donald Tsang's 2009 policy address initiative is off the list and industry should now focus on serving locals Private health ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hospitals stretched to limits, says outgoing head Mild increases in medical charges should be introduced amid further tightening of medical service funding, Hospital Authority director Ko Wing-man said. Dr Ko, who will leave the authority by the end of the month, said the cash-strapped government would not allocate more funding. But it could not bear further funding cuts to maintain ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Authorities warn parents of Kwun Tong doctor's expired vaccine

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Authorities issue expired vaccine warning to parents Health authorities have issued an alert to parents of children who received flu injections from a Kwun Tong private doctor after he was found to have administered expired vaccines. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man last night urged parents of children aged between six months and six ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Retailers could be blacklisted over milk formula shortages

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man urged consumers to report abuses. "We understand there may be some short-sighted retailers who are taking advantage by inappropriate sales practices... such as co-operating with parallel traders. This could lead to a shortage and affect consumers' confidence over the supply," he said. Ko was speaking after he and other ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Minister's list shows formula milk brands hoarded by traders

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang and Ng Kang-chung

    ... minster says. Dr Ko Wing-man's announcement yesterday comes after an investigation by the South China Morning Post determined hundreds of boxes of various formula were being hoarded at a popular staging point, the Advanced Technology Centre in Sheung Shui, where parallel traders collect and drop off their products. Ko said: "We have obtained information from the Security ...




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