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  1. 5 great: agendas

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... Open a new chapter in your life with one of these diaries, writes Marina Kong Sleek and simple, this textured leather agenda comes in a cool shade of beige and will fit easily in any handbag. Agenda (HK$2,750) from Prada, Alexandra House, Central, tel: 2522 2989 Forgo the traditional monogram canvas and instead opt for this damier print diary. It features faux stickers giving ...

  2. 5 great: metallic accessories

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... Marina Kong Chanel's classic 2.55 handbag is transformed into a clutch for spring and given a modern update in a cool metallic blue. Lambskin clutch (HK$21,000) from Chanel, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2810 0978 Stacked bangles were a big hit on the catwalks and are a must-have this season. Opt for a simple style made from an exotic fabric such as snakeskin. ...

  3. So, just how safe is our public health care system?

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... in answering a key question: how safe is Hong Kong's public health care system compared with others? They say without a standardised incident reporting system worldwide, which the WHO's World ... Ella Lee One out of every 100 in-patients at public hospitals in Hong Kong are harmed during their stays by various blunders or accidents, including medication errors, surgery on the wrong ...

  4. Public health law 'big' weapon for officials

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A new law that took effect in Hong Kong in July last year could become a powerful weapon for the government to combat a flu pandemic. Undersecretary for Food and Health Gabriel Leung said yesterday that the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance gave the government legal power to impose stringent public health measures in case of an emergency. If Hong Kong needed ...

  5. Public confidence in health secretary surges

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... findings, the head of the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, Robert Chung Ting-yiu, said: 'According to our findings, the popularity of all government officials has gone ... Albert Wong Public confidence in Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok has surged to its highest mark for more than a year in the wake of the swine flu outbreak. The popularity ...

  6. Public health care secure: Tsang

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The chief executive reassured medical sector representatives yesterday that the quality of public services would not be affected by the development of the private health ... six areas in Hong Kong that could be further developed. The six areas are: testing and certification, medical services, innovation technology, cultural and creative industries, ...

  7. The futility of treating drugs as criminal, not public health, issue

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... school drug testing scheme in Hong Kong is a wasteful exercise. It will lead to an additional and unproductive workload for our front-line medical and social workers. Good intentions alone ... for drug abuse, to combat this drug problem in an effective fashion. Dr Chan Chok-wan, chairman, Child Advocacy Committee, Hong Kong Paediatric Society ...

  8. A question of public health

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... in the upcoming discussion of a voluntary medical insurance scheme that is set to change the health care landscape in Hong Kong. After a long process of discussions, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, in his policy speech two weeks ago, declared the death of plans for a mandatory insurance scheme. The government believes a voluntary scheme can serve Hong Kong better and is politically safer. ...

  9. Authority says MRSA is under control in Hong Kong, but cannot be eradicated

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... caused by MRSA infections. In Hong Kong, all public hospitals must report all MRSA cases to the authority. MRSA can be transmitted through contact with carriers. All patients are isolated and key ... chief infection control officer Seto Wing-hong said hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Hong Kong was being closely monitored. Dr Seto, former head of microbiology ...

  10. Ailing health system must take bitter pill of reforms

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong prides itself on its health system. So it is surprising to see the city compared by one of our doctors to a developing country in terms of public health care. Dr Ernie Lo ... developed cities with ageing populations and socialised health care they would be likely to find themselves no better off. If a valued public service is free or available at nominal cost, as in Hong ...




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