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  1. Private hospital lawsuit against Yunnan government to be heard

    Posted Jan 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk A Shenzhen court has accepted a private hospital's lawsuit against the Yunnan provincial government for the cost of treating a migrant worker who set himself on fire after a salary dispute at a handbag factory. It is extremely rare on the mainland for a private business to sue a provincial-level administration and lawsuits against government bodies almost ...

  2. Baby boom

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The number of mainland mothers giving birth in Hong Kong is still on the rise and private hospitals are seeing record demand. Should the government take further measures to stem the influx? Write to us. ...

  3. Private cash mulled for schools and hospitals

    Posted May 16th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai But calls for laws to govern partnerships on major public projects are dismissed Schools and hospitals could be included among a range of public services in Hong Kong opened to private investment. Duncan Pescod, head of the Government Efficiency Unit, said public-private partnership (PPP) projects were better than government ones in terms of quality control. But he ...

  4. ICAC links 7,700 to fraud at polls

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... elections, and would look into any complaint thoroughly. The ICAC also said it feared that staff at private hospitals would be more susceptible to taking bribes as demand from mainlanders for Hong ... to help expectant mainlanders to secure beds, after the number of such deliveries at public hospitals was capped at 3,400. 'The acute situation not only causes public concerns about private ...

  5. Public health law 'big' weapon for officials

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... government departments to handle the outbreak. Under the new law, the administration can requisition any private property and pay compensation for such requisition. When public hospitals are full ... Hospital in Sha Tin, said yesterday that the Food and Health Bureau had not contacted private hospitals regarding contingency plans for a possible swine flu pandemic. Dr Lee said his hospital ...

  6. Thursday think tank

    Posted Dec 07th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... surprise is that the administration is listening to us. 5. Private hospitals to raise birth fees... but as a concession, it's two for the price of one, if you have twins. ...

  7. Public 'has no faith in private health system'

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of the system to meet rising demand. Dr Chow said the public had no confidence in private health care. 'We hope private hospitals and doctors can prepare themselves for the reforms,' he said. ... hospitals. The government also plans to issue primary care vouchers for the public to seek preventive services in the private sector. Dr Chow said family doctors who wanted to join future primary ...

  8. Most want to see more traditional medicine, but few want to use it

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... proportion said one of four sites recently selected to build private hospitals should be devoted to traditional medicine. While just 25 per cent of respondents to the Democratic Alliance ... clinics existed. The government has allocated sites in Wong Chuk Hang, Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Tung Chung for private hospitals, but none has yet been dedicated to traditional Chinese medicine. ...

  9. Schools and medical services to seek more foreign clients

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... of Health will develop an accreditation scheme under which private hospitals would be assessed to see if they met quality standards and to determine which fields they excelled in. 'For example, if a private hospital excels in obstetrics, it would be offered a logo which would help it promote such services in overseas countries,' said the official, who expected the scheme to be introduced ...

  10. Our public health care is not broken, so why privatise it?

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as to propose measures to raise professional standards and the quality of staff. Third, the government will seek support from the private sector by identifying possible sites for private hospitals while ... activities from private hospitals to maximise their profits. Such a move will only provoke public outrage and stir suspicion of business-government collusion. I have always opposed the privatisation ...




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