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  1. Talks to focus on affordable medical care for mainland tourists

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Guangdong authorities are to hold talks with their Hong Kong counterparts on how solo mainland travellers can gain access to affordable medical care during visits to the city. Mainland health officials say that with the introduction of individual travel, the rising demand for medical services for mainland tourists in Hong Kong must be addressed. The deputy director-general ...

  2. Academic backs 'tourist mothers'

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... mainland mothers who gave birth in Hong Kong did not have prenatal checks. Hospitals in the city, and Guangdong, where most 'tourist mothers' come from, should exchange information. ... Ella Lee Hong Kong should capitalise on the rising trend of mainland mothers giving birth in the city as the phenomenon could slow the ageing of the population, a senior lecturer ...

  3. Health-check tour packages offered to mainland visitors

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The Union Hospital and Dragonair Holidays have jointly launched health check-plus-sightseeing packages for the first time to attract medical tourists from 10 mainland cities. ... on the mainland and attract more tourists,' Dr Lee said. He added that if the tourists needed further tests or operations after the health checks, the airline would extend their flight tickets ...

  4. Mainland company says it has developed a swine flu vaccine

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... on the mainland yesterday. There were 11 cases in Guangdong and six in Shanghai. The American tourists developed fevers in Suzhou and were tested positive by the city's Centre for Disease Prevention ... Kelly Chan A mainland pharmaceutical company said yesterday it had developed a vaccine for swine flu that could be on the market within months. 'We need to conduct 13 tests to ensure ...

  5. Mainland assesses health risks for Olympics

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... guide for locals and the 500,000 tourists expected to come for the Olympics. Jin Dapeng, director of the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau, said restaurants would be ordered to undergo a revamp ... and tourists at hotels and in the Olympic village. ...

  6. 5b yuan set aside to stop virus hitting mainland

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The central government has set aside a 5 billion yuan (HK$5.7 billion) war chest to prevent the deadly swine flu virus from entering the mainland, Premier Wen Jiabao announced yesterday. Mr Wen also pledged closer co-operation with international organisations to contain the disease and ordered mainland health authorities to work closely with their counterparts ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Violence comes as police in Hubei province stage a drill on how to deal with angry relatives who storm a hospital after a loved one dies after treatment Three doctors in Shanghai have been attacked by a patient with a knife, the latest in a wave of assaults against medical staff on the mainland. The attack came as police in a city in Hubei ...

  8. Student fifth confirmed case for mainland

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The mainland has confirmed its fifth case of swine flu- a 21-year-old male student who just returned to Beijing from studies in Canada- according to a statement published ... and was transferred to Beijing Ditan Hospital for medical treatment. So far, all five of the confirmed cases of swine flu on the mainland have been people returning from North America. The mainland has ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... by an angry mob and paraded around a hospital after a man he treated had died the previous night, a mainland newspaper reported. More than one hundred people including relatives of the dead man ... in a statement on its social media account. He died in the early hours of the morning and relatives said the treatment he received was inadequate, the Guangzhou Daily said. Media on the mainland ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... as it was confirmed by mainland officials that a family of three- a father, mother and daughter- in Xiaoshan, Zhejiang province, had contracted the deadly virus. The 49-year-old father has died, the daughter, ... a sample batch tested positive for the virus, prompting a city-wide ban on the sale of live chickens. Xinhua said mainland experts were not certain if human-to-human transmission was involved ...




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