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  1. Group desexes 197 strays but keeps its work legal

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip It is illegal for anyone to desex a stray dog and return it to the wild, but one non-profit group has managed to neuter nearly 200 of them without breaking the law. The Veterinary Service Society has, since 2010, desexed 197 stray dogs in the Wong Tai Sin area. But it says it does not 'release' any of them after they are neutered. 'We rehomed 82 ...

  2. Surrogacy is legal minefield, argue medics

    Posted Mar 10th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Ethical fears stifle birth service Doctors practising reproductive medicine say they are still cautious about providing surrogacy services because of the complex ethical and legal ... counselling by a multi-disciplinary team including doctors, a legal adviser, social worker or clinical psychologist. Dr Ng said the University of Hong Kong centre would not provide surrogacy services ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Should Chinese herbalists be legally recognised?

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Benjamin Siu, Jocelyn Heng

    ... it is difficult to justify the legal recognition of Chinese herbalists. There are reports that Chinese medicine is being used to cure serious diseases, leaving western physicians puzzled. Tree roots can ... I am against the legal recognition of Chinese herbalists. This should be done only after Chinese herbs have been classified into different branches of study, and I have yet to see any light ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Charity to the rescue as abortion hospital shuts

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... pressure to their obstetric services. 'Many private hospitals do not like accepting termination of pregnancy cases, even when it is legal, due to religious beliefs... this cannot be forced ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong plans to expand its abortion service after the closure of a private hospital that performed more than half ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SURGERY

    Concern over retirement of Hong Kong sex-change surgeon

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... of procedures by the time Yuen retired, and no one as capable could fill his position. Yuen is the chief of service at the surgery department in Ruttonjee Hospital, Wan Chai, and is the only specialist ... was a chance to establish a multidisciplinary centre for transgender people covering psychiatric, psychological, surgical, social and legal issues. "We do need to prepare for some sort ...

  9. Medical services enter new era

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will provide coverage of fixed-priced in-patient services and insurers will have to guarantee renewals and will not be allowed to reject subscribers because of their old age or medical condition. ... regulating the prices and quality of private hospitals services. 'Overseas experiences show that once such an insurance scheme has attracted a large number of subscribers, services providers ...

  10. Private hospitals failing to deliver on maternity service

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... public hospitals short of staff. This has seriously affected the quality of services in maternity wards at eight of our public hospitals. Last week, a group of senior obstetricians at public ... babies born in public hospitals have mainland parents. The private sector could do more to help its public counterparts. Yet private hospitals are reluctant to improve their maternity services ...




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