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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of doctors because a staffing crisis in our public hospitals posed a threat to patient safety. At the time the hospitals, which treat 90 per cent of patients but employ only 40 per cent of the city’s ... face a challenge in maintaining standards of treatment and care. The task force consisted of British academic and National Health Service experts engaged to advise on clinical governance. Its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578816/put-patients-first-medical-staffing-crisis
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Medical sector needs greater transparency

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with patient-safety guidelines, which means trying to ensure that treatment does no harm. The move was aimed at halting repetition of the same kinds of mistakes in routine, basic procedures. It complemented other measures to restore public confidence, such as prompt reporting and follow-up of what the Hospital Authority called "sentinel" incidents involving patient safety. For a time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575672/greater-transparency-best-remedy-ills-medical-sector
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tighten dentistry school rules

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tighten rules for dentistry school Teaching hospitals lie at the heart our public health system. They not only train our future doctors and dentists, but they provide ... Thankfully, it now uses a more effective, Finnish-made solution after waiting a month for delivery. Even though officials from the Food and Health Bureau and the Health Department sit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581272/after-water-contamination-blunder-tighten-regulation
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ferguson exposes US policy fail

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... there is still a marked gap with whites when it comes to law enforcement, health, education, jobs and wages. A hope of the civil rights movement was that society would become integrated, a proverbial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577264/killing-michael-brown-ferguson-exposes-us-policy-failings
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance key as deadly Ebola outbreak takes heavy toll

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the World Health Organisation or other authorities would normally approve lest it does more harm than good. In the worst outbreak yet of the lethal Ebola virus, the WHO has made an unprecedented ... for Health Protection, Dr Leung Ting-hung, has admitted that the city's first suspected Ebola case could have been handled better, after health workers did not wear special protective gear. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1573732/vigilance-key-deadly-ebola-outbreak-takes-heavy-toll
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Striking lifeguards must get back to work

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... hygiene and low safety awareness is a lame excuse and could even be construed as discrimination. Advancing one's cause by capitalising on the cross-border tension is hardly a sound strategy. ... disputes are best settled at the negotiating table. Under no circumstances should public safety be compromised. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567219/striking-lifeguards-must-get-back-work-and-negotiating-table
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Libya a case study of the consequences of regime change

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Egypt and Tunisia have put troops on alert and thousands of foreign workers have fled to safety. Libyans hope that the 200-member parliament's convening last Monday and its electing soon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1568570/libya-case-study-consequences-regime-change
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Unity the key to Africa's future

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... governments, offering US$33 billion in new commitments of investment and loans and US$4 billion for health care and medicine. He had good reason: Africa has abundant natural resources, a burgeoning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570132/unity-key-africas-future
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must help to contain Ebola

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on the air by droplets from an infected person. It is spread by contact with the blood, body fluids or even sweat of infected people. The vulnerability of health workers and the extreme mortality rate are attributed to poor health-care infrastructure such as effective isolation, and the lack of secure testing facilities for dangerous samples from suspected Ebola victims. Most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1563709/world-must-help-contain-ebola
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Traditional Chinese medicine doesn't have to be cruel to animals

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Robinson of Animal Asia Foundation, public health also stands to benefit because bile taken from sick and dying bears often contains impurities and biological contaminants. State support follows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1568572/traditional-chinese-medicine-doesnt-have-be-cruel-animals

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