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  1. Peak residents' traffic worries over hospital

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Victoria Peak residents are petitioning the government to make sure the expansion of a private hospital near their homes does not cause traffic jams. But the Transport Department says it does not expect any such problems arising from the work at Canossa Hospital, even though its only access for both entry and exit is from the steep, narrow two-way Old ...

  2. Hospital Authority starts surveillance programme

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The Hospital Authority and all 12 private hospitals in Hong Kong have been placed on full alert for bird flu. The authority last night also announced the launch of a three-week ... Alan Lau Kwok-lam, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Private Hospitals Association, said all its member hospitals had activated a 'triage system' since yesterday to identify patients who ...

  3. Guangzhou scheme restricting private cars could be adopted in HK

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Asian Games, which the city hosted in 2010, the authorities introduced a parallel transport management system. On designated odd-number days, private cars with odd-numbered registration plates ...

  4. News - World - IRAN

    Hospitals struggle with crowds after quakes kill 250 in Iran

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Dubai Medical units struggle to cope after tremors rock villages, leaving 250 dead and thousands affected Quake victims crowd hospitals Overcrowded hospitals in northwest Iran ... Varzaghan and Harees, near the major city of Tabriz, Iranian media reported. Many villages are hard to reach by road, hindering rescue efforts. Hospitals in Tabriz, Ardabil and other cities nearby ...

  5. Comment

    Letters Question, August 13, 2012

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cut-price help. Should the health minister increase the HK$100 fee for emergency ward consultations in public hospitals in an effort to deter people who do not require emergency treatment and thereby cut waiting time? ...

  6. Lifestyle

    Easy does it: A look inside Beijing Design Week

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Annie Gotterson

    ... Annie Gotterson lifestyle@scmp.com Beijing Design Week will focus on how to make China's cities sustainable and people friendly, saysAnnie Gotterson Where the living is easy International architects and urban planners are gathering today for the open ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New virus strain linked to increase in gastroenteritis cases in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com New virus strain linked to outbreaks in homes for the elderly, kindergartens and hospitals Increase in gastroenteritis cases A virus strain new to Hong Kong may be the reason for an abnormal surge of gastroenteritis cases this month. Outbreaks in places such as homes for the elderly are five times last year's monthly number, while private ...

  8. Private land could be included in country parks

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that private land is not automatically excluded from a park. But they warned that landowners would oppose the proposal because they would not want to forfeit their development rights. If adopted, up ... excluded private properties from country parks, though some 460 hectares of private land have been included in the parks because villagers filed no objections. The government will also stop ...

  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate report will not sway US deniers, experts says

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... of Representatives, but Meyer said some legislators admit privately that the science is correct and that global warming is being exacerbated by fossil fuel use. “But they cannot say it because ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fresh thinking needed to win air pollution battle

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by KWONG SUM YIN

    ... later. For a long time, Hongkongers have had to suffer the damage inflicted on them by polluters- the premature deaths, the hospital days, the doctor visits and the hours of lost productivity- ... that the number of private cars here will continue to grow, but if the air quality is to improve in the coming years, the use of vehicles ought to be curbed. This falls under the oversight ...




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