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  1. Hours cut 'means one doctor for 200 people'

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A move to reduce the working hours of public doctors may result in one having to take care of 200 patients at night if the Hospital Authority fails to put in more resources, a hospital administrator has warned. Senior hospital executives have bee ...

  2. New standards loom to ensure product safety

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with international standards. 'It is imperative that people feel confident about the safety of food and other consumer goods and that our exports have a good reputation,' Mr Wen told the National People's Congress. Product quality has been under scrutiny since a string of scandals over potentially deadly levels of toxins in exports ranging from toys to food. In the latest incident, ...

  3. Killer cancer in the genes

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... into Hong Kong people's minds the idea of playing safe.' Often the symptoms seem to have no known cause or are benign- but it's up to ENT surgeons to exclude malignancy, Teo says. ...

  4. Pirating of drugs 'a joke' that must be stamped out

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... welfare undertaking, according to NPC and CPPCC delegates. Yu Baofa, a National People's Congress deputy from Shandong who patented a therapy for treating cancerous tumours in the US, said ... with Beijing's failure to encourage private organisations to play a part in the health system, which was monopolised by public hospitals. Prominent medical expert and Chinese People's Political ...

  5. Premier chairs public health talks

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and corrupt hospitals that rely on drug company kickbacks to survive. A co-ordination body composed of 16 government departments, headed by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Health, was set up in June 2006. During the National People's Congress session in March, Mr Wen said a preliminary plan had been devised and would be released to the public. Health ...

  6. Universal free health care ruled out

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... strongly in Premier Wen Jiabao's annual work report to the National People's Congress. During the NPC annual session, the Ministry of Health was under fire from NPC deputies and their counterparts from the advisory Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, who lamented that despite China's economic success, the nation had lagged behind developing countries ...

  7. Struggling 'barefoot doctor' may call it quits

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Josie Liu

    ... is an hour's drive from the county seat of Xiji and beyond the reach of a mobile-phone signal. Residents speak a local dialect and belong to the Hui nationality. Mr Yang's medical skills ...

  8. Scientist warns of a hidden threat

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... than 20 of them, he said. Dr Xu welcomed a move by the Ministry of Science and Technology to set up a national laboratory on emerging infectious diseases, saying it would help the country ... existed. There were some new threats, such as legionnaires' disease, that already posed a threat to China. He said the national laboratory now under construction would help the country ...

  9. Doctors wary about flu vaccine as people's response is lukewarm

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Private doctors remain sceptical about the swine flu vaccine and people's response is still lukewarm, as the government's free vaccination programme is set to begin today. As of Friday, only 1,571, or 0.4 per cent of, young children were booked to receive shots at 12 public clinics, Department of Health statistics showed. A total of 380,000 children aged ...

  10. Lighting up people's lives

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... In a dusty, poor mainland village, one doctor is doing all he can to help, writes Lau Kit Wai Orbis student ambassadors were welcomed by flies rather than hearty villagers when they set foot on a remote area in the mainland. Flies were everywhere in a vil ...




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