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  1. 2 million would get free flu jabs under inoculation plan

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Ella Lee and Martin Wong About 2 million people considered to be 'high risk' would be vaccinated against swine flu for free under Hong Kong's biggest influenza inoculation programme, according to sources. Hong Kong reported a record five imported swine flu cases yesterday. All were young people returning from the United States. The city has seen a doubling of cases ...

  2. Officials issue alert as flu-like illness hits primary school

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Health officials investigating an influenza-like illness that has hit 22 boys at a primary school in Central have warned people to stay alert to the risk of flu. The Centre for Health Protection said an initial inquiry into the outbreak at Raimondi College (Primary Section) revealed that the pupils, aged six to 11, had suffered fever, coughs and sore throats since last ...

  3. End of an era

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Martin Lee is to step down from Legco in July. How would you judge his legacy and will his departure weaken the pan-democrats or, as he has argued, bring 'new blood' to the political scene? Write to us. ...

  4. Suicide prevention gets boost

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Four civic groups agree to co-ordinate efforts and raise public awareness Four civic groups yesterday joined hands to fight suicide as part of a global initiative to mark the first World Suicide Prevention Day today. Hong Kong's suicide rate reached ...

  5. Lee Shau-kee donates HK$500m to HKU

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Tycoon Lee Shau-kee is donating HK$500 million to the University of Hong Kong. The donation will be split into two, with half for scholarships and the rest for campus development. A ceremony attended by Mr Lee, chairman and managing director of Henderson Land Development, and Tsui Lap-chee, vice-chancellor of the university, will be held today. In March, Mr Lee gave ...

  6. Hospital Authority 'cheating public'

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Hospital Authority has been accused of cheating the public in its scheme to document doctors' working hours. Last year, the authority introduced 'doctors' work reforms' at some hospitals in a pilot programme that aims to reduce a medic's working week to 65 hours or less. The authority also wants to reduce the number of continuous hours worked. ...

  7. Talk to us earlier, drugs chief urges doctors

    Posted Feb 13th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The one-week suspension of Queen Mary Hospital's bone marrow transplant unit - where patients have contracted a rare fungal infection - might have been avoided if the only drug able to control the infection had been stocked earlier, the hospital's pharmacy chief said yesterday. William Chui Chun-ming, head of pharmacy services for the Hospital ...

  8. Economic downturn helps government hospitals retain staff

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The serious shortage of doctors and nurses at public hospitals has received some relief, as medical workers have been seeking job stability and training opportunities in the public sector. The Hospital Authority projected that the turnover figure for the approximately 5,000 public doctors would be 5.1 per cent for 2008-09, the lowest in five financial years. Ching ...

  9. HKU infection expert gets more than he can give in Sichuan visit

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A Hong Kong infection-control expert who has just returned from Sichuan said he gained more than he gave during the unforgettable trip. University of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho Pak-leung said his five-day trip to Chengdu and several towns affected by the earthquake was one of the most special moments of his life. 'As a doctor, I have come across many life-and-death ...

  10. Go private, clinic patients urged

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Long-time patients who have been attending public health clinics for more than five years will be encouraged to switch to private doctors while continuing to receive subsidised medicine from the Hospital Authority, under a proposal being considered to relieve overburdened public hospitals. Long waiting times at clinics have been a growing headache for the authority, which ...




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