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  1. Officer's lawyer says free sex was hospitality, not corruption

    Posted May 12th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Neville Sarony, SC, said that as a police officer, Sin had a series of restrictions on what could occur during his private time. It was against this backdrop that he was persecuted for accepting hospitality from Lam, with whom he had a social relationship through her husband, a fellow officer. 'There can be absolutely nothing wrong with entertaining,' he said. 'We ...

  2. HKU loses top doctor, fuelling brain drain fear

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The University of Hong Kong medical faculty and Queen Mary Hospital are to lose their leading bone marrow transplant specialist to the private sector, adding to concerns ... doctors to quit. Doctors said while a public hospital consultant made about HK$2 million a year, a popular private surgeon could earn more than HK$10 million. But Liang said more money ...

  3. Universities should rethink medical bill plan, says ICAC chief

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they pay which are owed to the university's doctors. Under current arrangements, the Hospital Authority takes 25 per cent of revenue earned from private patients and the medical school ... the University of Hong Kong was criticised in an independent audit report commissioned by the Hospital Authority over loopholes in billing procedures which allowed professional fee waivers for private ...

  4. Tug of war over fixed-fee health packages

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Would you like set A, set B, or a la carte? That isn't a question being asked by a waiter in a restaurant, it is one that many patients at the city's private hospitals ... become a tug of war among the government, private hospitals, insurers and doctors for control of prices in the market. If packaged services become the mainstream service model in Hong Kong, ...

  5. Doctor who took patient data fined HK$50,000

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... private practice two months later, the court was told. In passing his sentence, Thomas said he did not understand why the Hospital Authority did not set out more 'direct and explicit guidelines' if it was common for doctors to move into private practice. The Hospital Authority, in a written statement yesterday, said it had set out procedures and codes for staff to follow ...

  6. 61/2 years' jail for teacher who preyed on boy, 12, in private lessons

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A sexually confused primary school teacher who repeatedly sodomised a 12-year-old boy in a school toilet while giving him private tuition was jailed for 6 1/2years yesterday. Passing sentence on Hong Yat-ming, 27, a Court of First Instance judge said the attacks on the child over a period of more than a year were a gross breach of the trust placed in him by the victim ...

  7. Hospital order for daughter who killed mother with hammers

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A schizophrenic woman convicted of killing her 79-year-old mother was ordered yesterday to stay in a psychiatric hospital for an indefinite period. The Court of First Instance ... the hospital order after considering psychiatric reports which showed Leung suffered from serious mental illness. She pleaded not guilty to murder and was found guilty by a jury of manslaughter ...

  8. Chen's ailing wife bound for prison hospital

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... the conditions and suitable prisons for female inmates, we believe Pei Teh Prison Hospital in Taichung would be the most appropriate one, as it could offer her the medical care she needs,' Lin ... was discharged from hospital more than 10 days after he was rushed to hospital after being shot during an election eve campaign rally on November 26. Sean Lien Sheng-wen suffered a face wound after he ...

  9. HKU dean admits inducing patients to donate HK$4m to firm

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... intern to dean and is a world authority on gastroenterology, was adjourned until tomorrow. The court heard that Lam induced 12 of his patients at Queen Mary Hospital to make payments totalling ... between his roles as dean of the school and owner of the company. The case came to light when a patient who had already paid Lam got a bill from the hospital and queried it, after which, the court ...

  10. Mercenary market

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... lucrative private sector. But for governments, the private sector provides the ability to outsource dangerous or politically sensitive jobs. The issue facing private military companies now must ...




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