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  1. Legal action urged to rein in cut-price clinics

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... to middlemen, a lawmaker has warned. Companies that pay for their employees' health services or patients who join medical schemes are kept in the dark about how their money is used, said Leung ... that run chains of clinics or outsource medical services. He said patients were given the cheapest drugs, usually costing less than HK$20, in order to save money. Patients covered by the medical ...

  2. Sars victims' legal aid hopes dashed

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... difficult and costly if patients decided to proceed with their claims in court without legal representatives or even if they had found lawyers to provide free services. 'It is not easy ... Patsy Moy They face an unclear future after department turns down their applications Hopes of at least 64 Sars survivors for legal help to pursue their claims for compensation have been ...

  3. In legal first, firm fined $2,000 for exposing staff to risk of RSI

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the health-services sector, said the fine would send a positive message to both bosses and employees to pay attention to a widespread but neglected problem in the workplace. 'I think this latest fine ...

  4. Drug watchdog bowing to firms, legal experts say

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Loose management 'putting profit before the public's health' The nation's drug safety authority has come under a barrage of criticism from legal experts who ... Co. Many mainland media outlets have raised questions about the regulator's performance. The China News Service criticised drug inspection authorities for loose management in an opinion ...

  5. More pay and legal protection sought for nurses

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... medical malpractices. Lack of legal protection for nurses has also caused an alarming shortage of medical workers, according to Xinhua. 'It's a dangerous legal void that runs a great ... their needs cannot be satisfied.' The shortage has seriously hampered medical services, which is seen as a factor in the growing number of medical lawsuits every year. NPC members also said ...

  6. Border pregnancy tests 'could burden HK services'

    Posted Jan 31st 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... sector in the long run to minimise stress on local services, the director of health says. Lam Ping-yan also said doctors at the Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau checkpoints would not be pressured to be 100 ... on for another six months, I think we will need to hire more people to minimise pressure on our existing services,' Dr Lam said. 'In the long run, we should look into contracting out ...

  7. Exploitation of health service must be stopped

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Access to first-class, affordable health care services is one of the benefits of living in Hong Kong. But the heavy demand for them strains patient-care resources and weighs heavily ... heavily subsidised hospital and public health services. Alan Lai Nin is to investigate checks on patients' eligibility by the Hospital Authority and the Department of Health as a matter ...

  8. Service boosts awareness of products and dangers

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Critics may claim the Consumer Council lacks real legal clout but that has not stopped the watchdog drawing attention to everything from the distasteful to the dodgy and downright dangerous since it was founded in April 1974. The council publishes the monthly magazine Choice, which aims to guide the public through the often confusing battlefield of product ...

  9. 10 years since lawsuit, little has improved for public doctors

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The grievances of the city's public doctors over long hours and heavy workloads are not new. Ten years after launching legal action to fight for overtime compensation, young ... on services. Is that all? Some critics say the root of the problem is what they call the overmanagement culture of the 50,000-strong Hospital Authority. It has been striving for efficiency and higher ...

  10. Incumbent counts on nurses' union to defeat challenger in health care sector

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... and a solicitor, formerly worked in hospitals and for the Correctional Services Department. He said his legal training would help in his work as a legislator. 'Most nurses in Hong Kong have no legal ... Legal Nurse Consultants group, Willis Wan Tak-choi. Mr Wan has chosen a difficult battle given Mr Lee's union support. About 23,000 of Hong Kong's 39,000 nurses are members. Mr Lee, ...




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