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  1. Patient's terrible death reveals sickness of medical system

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... a fire broke out in the room next to the operating theatre, all six medical staff left, abandoning their anaesthetised patient on the table. Apparently Zhu was hooked up to a ventilator ... himself. The poor soul was left to die in his drug-induced slumber. This sad incident says much about the state of medical care on the mainland, attitudes towards fire safety and preparedness ...

  2. Toxic seafood report not true, say medical experts

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... University's medical school yesterday said the report was inaccurate. Association president and legislator Lo Wing-lok threatened to take the complaint to the Medical Council, the profession's ... information by saying that seafood sold in Hong Kong contains dangerous levels of heavy metals and poses a serious health risk. In an unprecedented move, top medical professors and health officials ...

  3. Stomach bug hits 104 pupils of Fanling school

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Viral gastroenteritis is continuing to spread in Hong Kong, with 104 primary pupils suffering symptoms of the virus in the latest outbreak at a school in Fanling. Last night both the Department of Health and medical experts urged the public to observe personal and environmental hygiene as the infectious disease was most active in winter. The department said 52 boys ...

  4. Warning after large upsurge in meningitis

    Posted Jul 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the Ministry of Health yesterday, with patient numbers and fatalities from the disease rising in some provinces in recent years. Under new monitoring guidelines, the ministry has ordered medical staff ... cases or two deaths occur within three days in one place, such as a school or a kindergarten. It also wants agencies to establish monitoring networks at the grass-roots level. China has had ...

  5. Emily Chan- Pioneer in medical humanitarian aid in Asia

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the local midwife to attend the expectant mother in a mud-floored hut, where the medical kit consisted of little more than a blunt knife and water boiled over a charcoal fire. 'I was shocked by the surroundings and the limited equipment,' says Chan, now a qualified physician and director of CERT-CUHK-Oxford University Centre for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response, based at Chinese ...

  6. News - China - SICHUAN

    New births help Sichuan quake victims overcome loss of children

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... the joy he brings the family makes me so grateful." Yang's 18-year-old daughter died with more than 300 fellow pupils when the Dongqi Middle School in Mianzhu collapsed in the magnitude ... for the many school buildings that collapsed in the quake. The government told media the severity of the quake was to blame, not poor construction. The wounds are healing for some mothers who have ...

  7. Medical checks for professional drivers

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan The Transport Department will hold five health check days for professional drivers next month as part of a safe driving and health campaign to encourage professional drivers to be more aware of their health condition. The health check days will ...

  8. Medics report accident rise over Christmas

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang There was a 3.8 per cent rise in the number of people seeking help at public hospital accident and emergency departments over Christmas, the Hospital Authority said. An average of 5,870 patients a day visited emergency rooms from December 25 t ...

  9. Medical scorecard

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

    ... The government will begin independent assessment and accreditation of public hospitals. Do you think this will help to improve service quality and reduce medical blunders? Write to us. ...

  10. Medical services battle to cope with emergency

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

    ... and nurses have been mobilised to work.' A doctor at the Zhoucun District People's Hospital said the medical facility was facing its biggest challenge ever. 'All nurses and doctors ...




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