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  1. Middle class covered under health safety net

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... for a financial assistance scheme called the Samaritan Fund. A person familiar with the new policy said the second safety net was aimed at providing better protection to middle-class people suffering ... the limit, they will also be covered by the fund- even if they are on a middle income.' The bureau says the government should be able to afford the new policy as only a minority of patients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724795/middle-class-covered-under-health-safety-net
  2. New private hospitals must cater for middle class, source says

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The four private hospitals that will be built on land with concessionary prices have to provide affordable services for the middle class and help boost medical tourism, ... private hospital services in the current market are still too expensive for the middle class, which fall outside their insurance coverage.' The health care industry is one of six new economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676239/new-private-hospitals-must-cater-middle-class-source-says
  3. Middle class ripe for health care reform

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung The government has its best chance in 20 years to win middle-class support for reforming the financing of health care. Big budget surpluses in the past two years have allowed the administration to return billions of dollars to taxpayers. The middle class has been the biggest beneficiary. With the job market booming, wage levels rising and ever fewer homeowners stuck in negative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630939/middle-class-ripe-health-care-reform
  4. Medical reform a hard sell to middle class

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of up to 5 per cent, however, this presents the government with a tough sell to its main target audience- the middle class. Concerns have understandably been raised about the additional ... The additional financial burden, especially on middle-class families, is clearly a significant one. The government will have to work hard to persuade the public that such a policy is necessary. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629833/medical-reform-hard-sell-middle-class
  5. Staff costs cited as hurdle for middle-class hospitals

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A hospital for the middle class is impossible without its doctors and nurses taking a significant pay cut, the president of the Private Hospitals Association said ... Dr Shih said at a University of Hong Kong symposium that a 'middle-class hospital' should be set up by a non-governmental organisation with land and a loan provided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553506/staff-costs-cited-hurdle-middle-class-hospitals
  6. Medical costs

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has chosen six financing options in its report on health-care funding. Do you agree with critics who argue that the proposals would put too heavy a tax burden on the middle class? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629949/medical-costs
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    WHO seeks details on Sars-linked virus after two cases in Middle East

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei, Jolie Ho and Agencies Hong Kong health authorities join counterparts around the world in calling for vigilance after two cases in Middle East are linked to infection W.H.O. ... symptoms of pneumonia having travelled in the Middle East, medical staff will notify the centre and the patients will be put under isolation. He urged the public to take heed of personal hygiene ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1046431/who-seeks-details-sars-linked-virus-after-two-cases-middle-east
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Sars-like virus in Middle East 'closely related to Hong Kong bat strains'

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... respiratory virus that has emerged in the Middle East is closely related to two bat viruses found a few years ago in Hong Kong, a university don says. Neither bat virus jumped from animal to human ... as the two bat viruses," he said. No conclusion could be drawn that the Middle Eastern patients had contracted the new virus from bats, he said. It was also genetically distinct from the Sars ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1049830/sars-virus-middle-east-closely-related-hong-kong-bat-strains
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Results of Chinese University research are nothing to lose sleep over Offering students special classes on the benefits of sleep had almost no effect ... after it proved popular with teachers and students. “While the results aren’t as successful as we expected… students were more attentive in class,” said professor Wing Yun-kwok from the Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448736/teaching-pupils-about-benefits-rest-has-no-effect-their-sleeping
  10. Health care

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A think-tank wants the government to set up and subsidise a mandatory medical insurance scheme for middle class people. Do you back this idea and, if not, what alternatives would you come up with? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626083/health-care

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