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  1. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Hospitality chief arrested over VIP ticket scalping

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 09:19am

    ... and Sao Paulo. But suspicions moved toward an individual at Match Hospitality, the official World Cup ticket agency, which sells deluxe packages that include private suites at stadiums and gourmet ... the Fifa partner company handling World Cup ticket packages, accusing him of leading a network that illegally sold game passes. Ray Whelan, a director at Match Hospitality, was detained at Rio de ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Through endowments, private capital can revitalise Chinese universities

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 01:57pm by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says, first, they must be given the autonomy to pursue the academic excellence that attracts willing donors, as Harvard does Through endowments, private capital can help ... its doors to private-sector resources. Universities need capital to excel. Currently, the majority of Chinese tertiary institutions are public, with the government meeting 70 per cent ...

  3. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    China HealthCare buys into hospital

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:13am by Sandy Li

    ... Healthcare in HK$2.4 b hospital deal Health care and consumer services provider China HealthCare Holdings plans to acquire the operating rights of an unspecified mainland hospital for HK$2.38 billion ... of the health care system to make it more affordable and accessible. In May, the State Council said in a reform plan it aimed to relax limits on foreign investment in hospitals. One of the first ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New rules on high-risk beauty procedures may take at least a year

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:15am by Emily Tsang

    ... investigating the second incident at a salon in four months, when Peony Chang Chau-tung, 21, passed out while she was having liposuction at a private clinic in Causeway Bay on Wednesday. Chang was taken to Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai, and remained in critical condition last night. She is believed to have been undergoing liposuction to remove fat from her thighs when she collapsed. Police were ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to spend HK$14m to subsidise private care for 6,000 people

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:52pm by Emily Tsang

    ... on patient subsidies The Hospital Authority announced yesterday that it will spend at least HK$14 million a year on subsidies for chronic-disease patients to see private doctors in an effort to ease ... the three conditions. To visit private doctors the patients will pay only the HK$45 they now pay at public hospitals with the rest of the cost, about HK$233, being borne by the Hospital Authority. ...

  6. Private wait lists push pregnant women into public hospitals

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I have followed the discussion of the obstetrics situation in Hong Kong public and private hospitals very closely and am very happy that the government has taken the initiative to solve the dilemma. As a woman who has been pregnant three times in the past three years, I am disappointed, to put it very politely, how Dr Alan Lau Kwok-lam, president of the Private Hospitals Association ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's private health care puts US to shame

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Wu

    ... and long queues associated with the public hospital system, I headed to the swifter private hospital route. It was a risky move that would most certainly mean a hefty bill if I were back at home, ... Amy Wu Amy Wu says getting ill in Hong Kong made her appreciate the quality and cost of our private services, especially when compared to those in the US Health benefits I was recently ...

  8. Private hospital unhappy with birth cap

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee Ella.lee@scmp.com Only one of the 10 private hospitals that provide maternity services has yet to agree to the government's proposed cut in the number of mainland women ... on private hospitals, so it was trying to introduce the system through 'negotiation', a medical source said. The quota for public hospitals would be cut to 3,000 from 11,000, while private ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH SERVICES

    Union Hospital, Tai Wai, boosts birth fee to deter mainland mothers

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Private hospital increases maternity charge to up to HK$270,000 for mainland women without HK husbands using its emergency ward Fee to deter birth 'gatecrashers' A private hospital is almost tripling its maternity fee to up to HK$270,000 to deter mainland women without Hong Kong husbands from giving birth at the last minute in its emergency ward. ...

  10. Private hospitals feeling the strain

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee ella.lee@scmp.com The increasing demand for services at Hong Kong's private hospitals has pushed the system to its limits, raising concerns about the sector's ability to meet demand. Figures released by the Food and Health Bureau show overall spending on in-patient services at the city's 13 private hospitals has more than doubled over the past 10 years- ...




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