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  1. Ambulances set to limit patient trips to nearest public hospital

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and supported it. Exceptions will be made if patients produce a valid certificate issued by the Hospital Authority or a private hospital stating the patient must be treated at a designated medical ...

  2. Staff raise fears over new ambulance system

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Ambulance staff expressed worries yesterday about a new three-level grading system for call-outs, saying judgments on urgency would be made by operators who lacked the paramedical training needed to make such decisions. The concerns were voiced after the government announced the three-tier mechanism it wants to introduce by 2012 to replace the present system, which ...

  3. Smoker badly burned

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... of the ventilator that were attached to the 75-year-old man's nose were left blackened by the accident, which happened in the family's flat in Kwong Yan House, on the Kwong Fuk Estate in Tai Po. ... of the Medical Association, Choi Kin, said the man's act was unforgivable as he might have caused an explosion and put other lives in danger. 'The man was asking for trouble... I believe ...

  4. Medi watch

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... by Jerome Watson jerome.d.watson@gmail.com Fat chance Being even slightly overweight can significantly increase the risk of heart failure, just as moderate exercise- even as little as once a month- can significantly reduce it. These are the key findings o ...

  5. Man critical after setting himself ablaze

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... A 70-year-old man is critically ill after pouring paint thinner over himself and setting it alight in a Sha Tin home for the elderly early yesterday. Two women aged 78 and 90 and an 84-year-old man were overcome by smoke when furniture caught fire inside the victim's room in the Cambridge Home for the Elderly, shortly before 12.30am. The aged home is on the first floor ...

  6. Joint assault

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Rheumatism can strike children as well as adults, but prompt treatment can prevent serious damage, writes Susan Schwartz When nine-year-old Chow Shing-yan was admitted to hospital with fever, a rash and stiff joints, doctors initially thought it was menin ...

  7. Spring-clean me

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Zara Horner

    ... Considering a detox? Zara Horner reveals how to flush with success Let's face it- it's increasingly difficult to live a healthy life, even for those with strong willpower. Dodgy water and food sources, and chemicals floating around the home and ...

  8. Brain drain adds to misery of India's mental patients

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi While foreigners come to India for fast medical treatment in world-class hospitals, Indians themselves are suffering a chronic shortage of psychiatrists, as most specialists have been lured overseas by higher pay and better rese ...

  9. Drug-maker Europharm sued after boy's death

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Medicine manufacturer Europharm has been sued for unspecified damages by a representative of a six-year-old who died with traces of fungus in his intestine after taking one of the company's drugs. Eva Tang Yim-wah, administrator of the boy, Lee Ming- ...

  10. Call for ambulances to serve private hospitals

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee More doctors and patients are calling for the ban on the city's free ambulance service taking patients to private hospitals to be scrapped. Responding to complaints, the Medical Association and several legislators say the present system deni ...




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