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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical insurance costs may rise 40pc for Hongkongers

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Medical insurance costs may rise 40pc As many as 200,000 people could face a 40 per cent increase in their medical insurance premiums if a plan put forward by a government consultancy gets the go-ahead, the legislator for the insurance sector has warned. Chan Kin-por said that the plan, if adopted, would drive more people to use public medical services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1381372/medical-insurance-costs-may-rise-40pc-hongkongers
  2. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Chinese farmer saws off his own legs as insurance will not cover medical costs

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 01:43pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhang has now spent almost 130,000 yuan, of which 50,000 yuan has been reimbursed. His medication costs 800 yuan a day. "I don't know what to do after I've taken all ... in a wheelchair in his Hebei farmhouse, a sheet concealing his ruined legs. His mother could not bear to look at the protruding bones. Early last year, the 47-year-old farmer sought medical help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1353289/insurance-gaps-force-horrific-health-decisions-mainland
  3. BP Healthcare makes medical services more accessible

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 12:11pm by Reports by Elaine Deng, Krystin Chu, Stacey Johnson, Khay Inn Poh and Jessica Ryan

    ... the competition in delivering an outstanding patient experience. Expanding its medical centre network and continuing to develop innovative services, BP Healthcare has been providing top-notch medical services accessible to a wider scope of patients for more than 30 years. The leading integrated health care provider has made its name in the medical industry as a diagnostic and imaging company. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1456067/bp-healthcare-makes-medical-services-more-accessible
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Violence against medical workers in China may be fuelled by distrust

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:07am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... that swallow money. Most dread the high cost of treatment even though many have public medical insurance. Some patients also do not fully trust doctors, whom they blame for prescribing drugs ... on medical workers It was another harrowing week for China's frontline medical staff, with two more doctors attacked- one fatally- at work by disgruntled patients. On Monday, Sun Dongtao, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1433391/violence-against-medical-workers-china-may-be-fuelled
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A shot in the arm for the private medical sector

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... In a welcome move, the government intends to require by law that patients be told of the likely treatment cost in advance. This is a step in the right direction. The number of disputes over medical ... to choose according to their budget. But in reality, health care is more complicated than ordering from a restaurant menu. Medical costs vary according to the experience of the doctor as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1417010/shot-arm-private-medical-sector
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's medical lobby must put public good ahead of private interest

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 06:00pm by Albert Cheng

    ... of life. But we shouldn't forget that the public foots the bill for our locally trained doctors. The government has to invest millions to nurture our medical students, which is a costly public ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the shortage of public-sector doctors cannot be resolved until there's a level playing field for those trained overseas Medical lobby must put the good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1427152/hong-kongs-medical-lobby-must-put-public-good-ahead-private
  7. News - China Insider - HEALTH CARE

    'Hospital is where people die,' says surgeon blamed in Jianxi mum's death

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 03:26pm by Amy Li

    ... wrote. Eric Chong, deputy secretary general at Beijing-based China Hospital Association, said when medical disputes happen in the mainland, victims can request an investigation by a third-party medical committee, go to court or use a court-appointed mediator to settle the case. But since an investigation by a professional committee usually takes months and costs several thousand yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1379677/hospital-where-people-die-says-surgeon-blamed-jianxi-mums-death
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Rooms at Disneyland’s third hotel to cost HK$2,000-3,000 per night

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 06:29pm

    ... will cost between HK$2,000 and HK$3,000 a night, its managing director told the Legislative Council today. Lawmakers questioned whether the HK$4.26 billion project, scheduled for completion in 2017, ... depend on room rates. Rooms at the new hotel would cost between HK$2,000 and HK$3,000 a night, making it less expensive than the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, but more expensive than the Hollywood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434193/rooms-disneylands-third-hotel-cost-hk2000-3000-night
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals to set out cost of treatment in advance under new law

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Move to set out private hospital fees in advance is aimed at reducing disputes and paving way for government reform of medical insurance Patients to be told cost of treatment Private hospitals and doctors would have to tell patients the likely cost of their treatment in advance under a law the government plans to introduce this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1414568/private-hospitals-set-out-cost-treatment-advance-under-new-law
  10. Business - Money - PETS

    Cutting the cost of pet ownership

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... Pavan Shamdasani Vetting the cost of animal ownership Keeping a pet in Hong Kong's cramped, overpriced apartments is tough enough, but the costs of food, medicine and the occasional vet visit can make it even harder to justify owning a four-legged friend. How do you keep your pet happy, while cutting costs? The obvious first cost saver for aspiring owners is to adopt your ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/spending/article/1230931/cutting-cost-pet-ownership

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