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  1. Plans for private hospital sector must be above board

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying has said that his government will ban mainland women from giving birth in Hong Kong next year and called on private hospitals to stop ... as one of the six pillars of the economy. To support this pillar industry, the government has allocated four plots of land for the construction of private hospitals as a way to encourage ...

  2. Hospitals agree to 'zero quota' on births in HK

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Private hospitals will stop taking pregnant mainland women who do not have Hong Kong husbands next year, as proposed by chief-executive-elect Leung Chun-ying. The 12-member Hong Kong Private Hospitals Association, which had raised opposition to Leung's announcement last week, agreed to go along with the 'zero quota' proposal at a meeting last night. They said ...

  3. Hospitals wary over births 'zero quota'

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Tony Cheung Opposition is growing in private hospitals to the blanket 'zero quota' for births by mainlanders without Hong Kong husbands proposed by chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying. The Private Hospitals Association was reportedly planning to meet last night- possibly to draw up a strategy to negotiate with Leung on the issue- as several hospitals ...

  4. Mainland mums, stay away

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Wong Yat-hei Issues Private hospitals exploit the public Chief Executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's decision not to allow mainland women to give birth in local private hospitals next year was good news for local mothers but bad news for private hospital bosses. Private Hospitals Association chairman Dr Alan Lau Kwok-lam described Leung's decision as a smack ...

  5. Zero quota may ease staffing crisis

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com The proposal by chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying to ban mainland women from giving birth in private hospitals would help ease a staffing crisis at public hospitals, says a senior doctor. Last Monday, Leung dropped a bombshell when he told private hospitals to expect a quota of 'zero' for cross-border births next year, addressing ...

  6. York Chow seeks aid on mainland baby boom

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani Minister consults private hospitals on dealing with 'non-resident births' The government is consulting with private hospitals on ways to deal with the rapid ... But Alan Lau Kwok-lam, chairman of the Private Hospitals Association, said that private hospitals, which delivered between 16,000 and 18,000 babies a year, had reached their maximum capacity. ...

  7. 'Zero' quota for mainland mums

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying said yesterday mainland women who have not got a Hong Kong husband will not be allowed to give birth at private hospitals next ... parents, was a key issue in last month's chief executive election. Leung's warning that the quota for mainland births at private hospitals next year would be 'zero' shocked ...

  8. 'Zero quota' policy for mainland mothers has no legal basis: Regina Ip

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the Hospital Authority's quotas for mainland pregnant women have no legal basis,' said Ip. 'It remains unclear how the secretary for food and health can compel private hospitals to stop ... to the zero quota policy Leung announced last month, in which no maternity beds in private and public hospitals next year may be booked by mainland women, who are accused of crowding locals out ...

  9. Tang and Leung at odds over mainland mums

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... with the issue could be to prevent all pregnant mainland women not married to locals from giving birth in public hospitals and channelling them to private medical facilities. The government has capped the number of maternity beds for non-local mothers in public and private hospitals at 34,400 next year. Tang said the government could consider scrapping the quota for public hospitals and continuing ...

  10. HK can stop mainland mums, basic law guardians say

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and private hospitals to discuss maternity bed quotas for non-local women next year. The bureau plans to cut the quota, but private hospitals want their quota to remain the same as this year, at 31,000. Public hospitals have a quota of 3,400. A source close to the Hospital Authority said private hospitals had collated data showing their contribution to easing overcrowding in public ...




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