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  1. Tsang urges reflection on care for mental patients

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is expected to cover 5,000 severe cases in Kwai Tsing, Kwun Tong and Yuen Long this year, and it will be expanded to more districts to eventually cover 16,000 people by 2012/13. Hospital Authority ... over the attack at Kwai Shing East Estate in Kwai Chung on Saturday. The man was discharged from Kwai Chung Hospital in 2004 after psychiatric treatment. Part of the funding set aside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714025/tsang-urges-reflection-care-mental-patients
  2. Triad ketamine haul worth HK$10m seized

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... were smuggled from the mainland. No one has been charged yet. Detectives from the Kwai Tsing district's anti-triad squad are investigating whether the drug-making centre was linked ... Officers later arrested two suspected members of the Wo Shing Wo triad, and one woman, at their Kwai Chung homes in Wednesday's operation. Police were still looking for at least three other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001919/triad-ketamine-haul-worth-hk10m-seized
  3. Outbreak alert as dengue fever strikes

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and mosquito checks will be carried out at Lan Kwai Fong, where he works, and Sai Kung where he recently visited. The man, a caucasian, developed a fever, a stomach ache and nausea on September 14 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725543/outbreak-alert-dengue-fever-strikes
  4. Rethink needed on psychiatric care

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but the necessary urgency is still not evident. Grief and misery will continue to strike our community until a properly funded and managed policy is in place. Mental services are woefully neglected. ... son in Sham Shui Po. At Kwai Shing East estate in Kwai Chung last month, a mentally-ill man killed two people with a knife and seriously injured three others. Both calamities spurred calls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718414/rethink-needed-psychiatric-care
  5. Healing power of mahjong

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen learns how mahjong can help to keep the mind sharp in old age during a visit to a home for the elderly in Kwai Tsing yesterday. Mr Tsang, who made the visit as part of an unannounced district tour, was briefed on the effectiveness of mahjong playing in treating senile dementia. He also visited a nursery. 'Talking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515290/healing-power-mahjong
  6. Advanced cancer more prevalent among poor

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... That dropped to 70 per cent, in North Kwai Tsing and Tuen Mun. The survey found that less than 20 per cent of patients living in Kwun Tong and Sham Shui Po had had a regular checkup, and most of them ... with the highest rates of advanced-stage cases were Wong Tai Sin, North District, Sham Shui Po, Kwun Tong and Kwai Tsing. Women's education levels also played a role: the higher the education, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989194/advanced-cancer-more-prevalent-among-poor
  7. Lifestyle - Health - TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

    The parasite strikes back

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... Elizabeth Snouffer healthpost@scmp.com The parasite strikes back There were about 216 million cases of malaria last year and an estimated 655,000 deaths in 2010 according to the World Malaria Report 2011. Most deaths occur among children in Africa where a child dies every minute from malaria. Resistance to treatment adds to these statistics. Resistance to artemisinin- a vital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1075356/parasite-strikes-back
  8. Patient seeks compensation for 'medical blunder'

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... health has become poor and he also suffers from diabetes. We hope the authority can contact Mr Wu to discuss some settlement,' Wan, who is also a Kwai Tsing district councillor, said. Wu ... by activists from the concern group, Workers and Grassroots Empowerment Synergy, or Wages, Wu staged a protest at the Hospital Authority yesterday. He demanded an apology and adequate compensation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719286/patient-seeks-compensation-medical-blunder
  9. Ambulance workers manhandled patient

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The Fire Services Department will investigate three ambulance workers for roughly dragging a patient into and out of a lift as he lay on the floor, ... or poor,' Chan said. Ambulance workers were normally required to buckle patients into wheelchairs with a safety belt, he said. Patients are not supposed to be dragged along the floor, and a mat must ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007216/ambulance-workers-manhandled-patient
  10. Pharmacists strike out over industry rules

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Pharmacists plan to go on strike this summer to drive home their criticism of how the government oversees and regulates the industry. Pharmacists and medical groups in the Drug Safety Consortium issued the threat yesterday. It plans to strike in stages, beginning in July, if the government continues to ignore industry pleas to standardise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999112/pharmacists-strike-out-over-industry-rules

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