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  1. More help urged for families of mentally ill

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The government should support mentally ill patients' families more and set a timetable for such policies, a forum organised by the Alliance for Advocating Mental Health Policies heard yesterday. Society for Community Organisation representative Tim Pang Hung-cheong said many family members did not know how to seek help, and there was only one support centre. ...

  2. Tsang reinforces the 'us and them' mentality

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Formed in 1998, the Commission on Strategic Development was revitalised by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen in 2005, when he explained his strategy of 'people-based' government that aims to deliver good governance. 'To achi ...

  3. Hong Kong can and should pay for good health care

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... third-world-standard health-care services. That would affect the morale of staff and hurt the well-being of patients. The achievements of our medical sector are no doubt the envy of many around the world. We ... squeezed out of the system and unable to enjoy health care because our public hospitals cannot cope with the rising demand. Such a scenario would only deepen existing social conflicts. Albert Cheng ...

  4. letters

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... What's more, e-learning might pose health risks. Many researchers and experts point out that using computers can be harmful to our eyes, hands and backs. Some researchers also argue ... that one of those voters is me. Marco Tsang Chi-hin, SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School Government should help the mentally ill I wish to talk about mental illness in Hong Kong and what ...

  5. Social shortfall

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... services. And those levels are inadequate. In health, many elderly people start queuing for public dental services at 5am, while a teenager with mental health problems has to wait more than a year ... domestic product on housing, health, old age, employment and training, and family services. Greece spent 21per cent and Italy 25per cent. In 2010-11, Hong Kong's government spent HK$98.9 ...

  6. Health issues highlight lack of ministerial talent

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... official to reveal a health problem, being prompted by a newspaper report to confirm that he has been undergoing dialysis for months after suffering kidney failure. Suen says his public duties have not been compromised, though he concedes that he would have to consider the next step should his health worsen. Like anyone else, senior government officials are entitled to keep their health ...

  7. Use reserves for housing and health, says Goodstadt

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong could afford to use its huge fiscal reserves to spend more on tackling long-term problems such as housing and health care, the pre-handover government's top adviser says. Leo Goodstadt, head of the Central Policy Unit from 1989 to 1997, said the reserves were now extraordinarily high and he could not think of any other major economy holding as much ...

  8. Gifts for all the needy

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... students at Hong Kong Red Cross Princess Alexandra School. The Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong plans to provide training for families of mentally ill patients. Enlighten-Action for Epilepsy aims ... Hong Kong in its outreach to neglected elderly people. Arts in Hospital will provide free art workshops for elderly patients. OSC will help 10,000 elderly people undergo vital health check-ups. ...

  9. HK's disconnect in health and air policy

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... Markus Shaw Here's a direct question for the chief executive: 'Do you agree that air pollution is a serious public health issue?' If the answer is 'yes', then why has the Food and Health Bureau been silent on the issue? If the answer is 'no', then please explain why you think that over 6 million doctor visits a year for ailments related to air ...

  10. Confidence in health secretary up

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Public confidence in Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok has surged to its highest mark for over a year in the wake of the swine flu outbreak. The popularity ... cent of people were very satisfied with the government's health policies. ...




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