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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU won't drop pricey mainland Chinese hospital even after HK$200m bill

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by Amy Nip

    ... the hospital succeed," he said. The hospital should have more private wards, he said, and open five special diagnosis centres- for heart disease, orthopaedics-traumatology, reproductive medicine, ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Despite sky-high costs, the Shenzhen partnership will continue HKU won't drop costly hospital Despite a financial setback, the University of Hong Kong has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560105/hku-wont-drop-pricey-mainland-chinese-hospital-even-after-hk200m-bill
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Doctors in private practice care little for the interests of the general public

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 06:23pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng criticises Medical Association's reluctance to support a plan to ease requirements for overseas doctors to practise here Doctors in private practice care little for the interests of the general public Over the years, doctors in local private practice have built up an empire of their own. The Hong Kong Medical Association, which claims a membership ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1545684/doctors-private-practice-care-little-interests-general-public
  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    First private photography museum opens in historic Happy Valley building

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Historic building in Happy Valley has been reconstructed to house the city's first private collection of rare books, cameras and pictures History of images in the frame at museum A grade-three historic building in Happy Valley has been transformed into the city's first private museum of photography. Founder and director Douglas So hopes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594122/first-private-photography-museum-opens-historic-happy-valley-building
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals may pursue Unicef programme for breastfeeding

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Four facilities may pursue a Unicef recognition that uses 10 measures to promote the practice Private hospitals may push breastfeeding over formula The city may get its first private hospitals with a Unicef "baby-friendly" accreditation in a few years, after they take steps to steer new mothers away from feeding their infants milk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1104740/private-hospitals-may-pursue-unicef-programme-breastfeeding
  5. News - China - CIVIL RIGHTS

    Uygur academic Ilham Tohti 'in quite good spirits' despite jail privations

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Uygur academic 'held in shackles' ahead of trial An ethnic Uygur academic has been kept in shackles and refused warm clothing ahead of his trial in Xinjiang, his lawyer said, in a case that has drawn concern over judicial and ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594213/uygur-academic-ilham-tohti-quite-good-spirits-despite-jail-privations
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Patients' group urges transparency over hospital complaints

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Patients' group calls for private hospital transparency The government should push private hospitals for greater transparency in handling ... on Wednesday, which faulted the Department of Health for sometimes failing to issue warnings or advisory letters to private hospitals about irregularities in how they handle complaints. The cataract ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1083324/patients-group-urges-transparency-over-hospital-complaints
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Foreign health funding can help to raise standards on mainland China

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... gouging. Patients expect a lot and blame doctors if treatment fails, often resulting in violence. Because barriers to private services remain high and public hospitals are crowded, illegal operators have flourished. Their shortcomings, however, have given the private sector a bad name. Hopefully, properly credentialed, foreign-funded private hospitals will quickly wipe the slate clean ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1585424/foreign-health-funding-can-help-raise-standards-mainland
  8. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Reporter endures painful medical procedures to expose private hospital scam

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 07:02pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Exposé of scams at three Beijing private hospitals An undercover reporter has published an account of the scams prevalent at three private Chinese ... private hospitals from June 19 to June 21. According to his July 1  report, his first stop was Beijing Tongji Hospital, where a physician surnamed Peng haggled with him over prices, saying that he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1273996/reporter-endures-painful-medical-procedures-expose-private-hospital-scam
  9. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

    Ombudsman slams public hospitals over transfer of patients' records

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by Phila Siu

    ... to private doctors, saying it could delay treatment and harm patients. Of 50 cases that the Ombudsman looked into, one took as long as five months. "Every second counts," warned Ombudsman Connie Lau Yin-hing. The Hospital Authority has two systems for the transfer of patients' records to private doctors: one takes 14 days and the other takes 40 days. An inquiry showed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541183/ombudsman-slams-public-hospitals-over-transfer-patients-records
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Lawmakers attack government's retreat on standardising private hospital charges

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Private hospitals seen as sole winners as proposed reform leaves charges unregulated and provides little transparency for patients Lawmakers slam climbdown on hospital prices Lawmakers and the insurance industry have lashed out at the government's proposed standardised medical insurance plan, saying it has backed down from regulating private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1252777/lawmakers-attack-governments-retreat-standardising-private-hospital

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