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  1. Share private hospital fees

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in private hospitals; for example, there are fewer rules on when to feed new babies. Despite the difference in price, we mostly prefer the private sector. I wonder why the authority does not provide ... in an attempt to cut costs. But if the authority spends, say, $20,000 to treat a patient in a public hospital, and this person is happy to instead go to the private sector if the authority gives him ...

  2. Private jet travel a selfish form of transport and major polluter

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

    ... The two articles about the rapid growth of private aviation in Hong Kong and on the mainland are alarming ('Mainland fuels boom in HK executive jet travel' and 'Private jet ... dispute. Firms involved in promoting private jets and helicopters are no less immoral than mainland factory owners who poison villagers by dumping toxic waste and leaking heavy metals into water ...

  3. Other germs eyed in flu death

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Hospital on Wednesday, might have had other infections that aggravated his condition. But the Centre for Health Protection said it had found no other viruses or bacteria so far in specimens taken ... we don't see swine flu as life-threatening as people may fear,' Hon said. Last year, Prince of Wales Hospital admitted two children with severe swine flu symptoms who needed ...

  4. Private sector should play role in bid to cut emissions, experts say

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The private sector should be a key player in helping China address economic and environmental challenges amid mounting international pressure to cut carbon emissions, mainland and US experts said. The US climate bill, marking a major policy shift in Washington, had added more pressure on other countries, notably China, one of the world's top ...

  5. Hospital serves up meatless Mondays for environmental health

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a third of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Since April 26, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital has been offering a 'Meatless Monday Programme' providing a 'low-carbon ... the concept of low-carbon eating in Hong Kong people who usually have no idea of the relation between their diet and the environment,' Clara Pi Lee Ming, the hospital's food services ...

  6. How public-private partnerships help

    Posted Mar 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jake van der Kamp makes some good points in 'Conjuring trick with most valuable asset' (March 17), but he also misses a lot more points. Public Private Partnership (PPP) is not a trick to evade the checks and balances of a developed society, nor is it a sleight of hand to achieve off-balance sheet solutions to public finances. The real aim of PPP is efficient use ...

  7. Let private vehicles use LPG, motorists urge

    Posted Apr 17th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The government says HK is not set up for wider distribution, insisting unleaded petrol is just as clean Private vehicles should be allowed to change to LPG, according ... they will have to do it themselves- they will be in trouble with the [Electrical and Mechanical Services Department] and the Transport Department.' A private car run on LPG cannot be registered ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... private medical service As a patient of a private medical practitioner, it has been necessary on a number of occasions for me to be admitted to a private hospital for urgent treatment. I do ... other means of transport. I am therefore dismayed that it has been decided to discontinue the ambulance service for transport to private hospitals. This deprives a patient of his/her choice ...

  9. Rage at Shaanxi poisoning rises as more young fall sick

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... saying authorities were yet again siding with the polluting plant, one of the biggest private enterprises in Baoji city, which administers Fengxiang county. Villagers said the factory was still ... to the nervous and reproductive systems, and can cause brain damage. But only those whose lead levels were higher than 250mg per litre have been admitted to hospital in Fengxiang. Ms Chen was bitter her ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or high-risk groups. In short, healthier, younger people, would pay for the insurance of the elderly. The elderly would not have to rely solely on public hospitals. They would have access to private ... been a problem for many years and with an ageing population it can only get worse. Private hospitals seem reluctant to reduce their charges and have expressed opposition ...




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