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  1. 'One person, one doctor' system to get priority

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The government will soon set up a working group to promote the system of 'one person, one doctor', one of three targets before its health-care financing reform can be put in place. A senior government source said that before the consultation on the financing reforms could start, the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau would work to introduce a family doctors ...

  2. Financing the priority for health care reform

    Posted Mar 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been considered. Most uncertain of all is the funding. And that is possibly the biggest stumbling block to real progress: health care financing reform. This involves a controversial voluntary ...

  3. Sars insurance premiums to decline

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... implemented elsewhere suggested that policy-holders would need to pay an amount equal to 1 to 2 per cent of their insurance premiums to finance the funds. Mr Yuen said all advanced insurance markets ...

  4. Experts doubt financing of public hospitals

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... on how to finance public hospitals. 'From last year, the State Council has organised forces to look into the question of deepening the reform of China's health-care system, ... last year. Much of the increase would be channelled to finance medical services in the countryside and the grass-roots level in cities. Mr Wen said China would have to maintain the non-profit ...

  5. Windfall from taxman poses a pleasant dilemma

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Stephen Seawright

    ... the maximum $3,000 returned. The government will be hoping that people spend the money rather than save it, but that will depend on how each person feels about their job security. 'If ...

  6. The full picture needed on hospital financing

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Medical Advisory Committee has been deliberating on health-care financing reforms, and a consultation was to have been held in December. Instead, the exercise has been delayed and the public is now asked to comment on the proposal without knowing the government's game plan. Arguably, the authority proposal can stand on its own merits. But until the full details of the financing ...

  7. First Person

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... As told to Hazel Parry A study following a group of Hong Kong children, born at the time of the handover, for the rest of their lives could prove a fascinating resource for scientists, says Mary Schooling, assistant professor in the department of communit ...

  8. first person

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Tsang Lo-pak, 46, is a blind masseur with the Hong Kong Society for the Blind. He works from the society's headquarters in Shekkipmei and also makes home visits. He became a masseur more than 10 years ago and also teaches the skill to other visually ...

  9. A profession in which personal touch matters

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft Reflexologist Saisuda Najaikhong not only massages customers' feet, she also gives them advice on work and relationships I WAS 10 YEARS OLD when I started learning reflexology. My mother was a massage teacher and I was always used ...

  10. Firts person

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... but in fact that is probably not the main reason. Instead, what happens in many cases is that the deceased person has not told relatives about a wish to donate organs and relatives don't want ...




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