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  1. Hospital must probe blunder: legislator

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... legislator has said. Democratic Party legislator-elect Wong Sing-chi, of the New Territories East, met the acting chief executive of North District Hospital, Chung Chin-hung, to express his concern. ... chief executive for the New Territories East cluster. ...

  2. As mercury dips, expert urges flu shots for children

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... in the New Territories). Temperatures will range between 13 and 18 degrees on Christmas Eve, compared with 16.3 to 20.2 degrees on the same day last year. But Christmas Day is expected ...

  3. Summer target for vaccination of pigs

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... contracted and a record high. One victim has died. About 330,000 pigs are being raised at 280 piggeries, all in the New Territories. Mr Chan said the government was also considering a demerit system ...

  4. Funding reforms to make public hospitals provide better care

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... hopefully lead to improved efficiency and shorter waiting times, and reduce medical blunders. Hospitals in the New Territories West and Kowloon West would benefit the most, he said. There have been ... Authority chief executive Shane Solomon has said. The reforms, which involved a new pay-for-performance system, were about strategic purchasing of services that were most needed by the community, Mr ...

  5. Matilda Hospital sticks to anti-Sars formula

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... from as far as the New Territories and Kowloon to give birth at the hospital. Ms Rafferty said that the hospital had expected to have to protect the few patients it had during Sars, not to have ... - and it is not changing a winning formula. Matilda International Hospital on The Peak reintroduced its Sars contingency plan this month following reports of the new Sars case in Singapore, which emerged ...

  6. Deprived areas pose greater risk of death from air pollution

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Residents in deprived areas of Hong Kong stand a higher risk of dying from the effects of air pollution, a study has found. The report, published in this month's issue of the Environmental Health Perspectives journal, identifies areas with a high deprivation index, mostly in the northwest New Territories, inner-city districts such as Yau Ma Tei and Sham ...

  7. Heron found in Lok Ma Chau died of bird flu, officials say

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... at the New Territories North Animal Management Centre in Sheung Shui. Tests showed bird flu infection. Six staff who had contact with the dead bird were not found to have symptoms ... birds. 'It suggests that the virus is around and is not well under control. They are still circulating around. I am sure we will have more new human cases and that is why the WHO has been ...

  8. Search on for new private hospital sites

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... on building a public hospital in Tin Shui Wai in the northwestern New Territories in 2011, for completion in 2015 Set up a working group to take forward proposals for enhancing primary care Explore ... Mary Ann Benitez The government is looking for sites for new private hospitals in four areas, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday. 'The government is identifying ...

  9. Alert as bird flu resurfaces

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... vaccinated as well as unvaccinated birds. All 68,000 birds on the affected farm- owned by New Territories Chicken Breeders Association secretary Wong Yee-chuen, in Lau Fau Shan, Yuen Long- were ...

  10. Egg-throwing, but no chickens on streets as trade protests at buyout

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Peter So

    ... said: 'If the government can increase the compensation by 30 per cent to 50 per cent, I think some 80 per cent of the retailers would accept.' Wong Yee-chuen, secretary of the New Territories Chicken Breeders Association, said the compensation for farmers should cover the money they had invested in their businesses. The ban on overnight stocking of live chickens will take ...




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