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  1. Health-warning gap

    Posted Jan 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What steps should Hong Kong take to improve communications with the mainland on matters of public health and safety, following the delay in notification about red fire ants? Share your views: write to us. ...

  2. Poor rating for public housing service

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam Public housing officials offer the city's least satisfactory government service, according to a Hong Kong Research Association's random telephone survey of 1,662 people this month. Rubbish recycling and public health care services are rated the next two least satisfactory items while the highest ratings cover electricity, water supplies and emergency ...

  3. Swift probe into tainted transfusion welcome

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or leaked to the media by relatives. Public health care in Hong Kong remains among the best in the world. Having a rigid reporting system ensures that all incidents are quickly recorded and made known so that all with a stake in our health system can strive to keep it that way. Meanwhile, it is reassuring that Professor Yuen says Hong Kong people should not lose confidence ...

  4. Hong Kong 'kept in the dark' over outbreak

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Officials were unaware of a Guangdong report on Sars released in January Hong Kong's Sars outbreak could have been less catastrophic if the city had obtained accurate and timely ... diseases and of an effective alert system. When the outbreak of what was then being called atypical pneumonia exploded in Guangdong - before Sars had been identified - Hong Kong was kept ...

  5. 'Warn public on health risks of air pollution'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Air pollution experts have again called for a new alert system to warn the public about health risks created by extreme pollution like the grey pall over Hong Kong yesterday. They issued the appeal as the city choked for a second consecutive day in what green activists called 'life-threatening' levels of air pollution. Roadside ...

  6. Regional pact to fight health crises

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau health officials will today sign an agreement to co-ordinate emergency responses to major public health crises in the region. At a tripartite ... diseases. Health director Lam Ping-yan, who led the Hong Kong delegation, said yesterday's discussions examined preparations and preparedness for a flu pandemic and monitoring of suspicious ...

  7. Beef up protection of food chain

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Weaknesses in Hong Kong's public health system have been exposed for the second time in less than three years. This time they relate to food safety, in particular potentially ... they are hardly comparable, there are lessons to be drawn from the Sars experience and the reforms to the public health system that arose from it. The first lesson is that communication between Hong Kong ...

  8. HK tourists suffer food poisoning after New Year's Eve buffet

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... yesterday. The Hong Kong government has notified the relevant travel agencies and health authorities. It is also urging the public to observe strict hygiene standards and avoid illegal food hawkers ... Raymond Ma Thirty-three Hong Kong residents have been diagnosed with food poisoning after eating contaminated food at a beach resort in Phuket, Thailand, the Department of Health said ...

  9. Officials reject claims that HK fish have unsafe mercury levels

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A group of doctors has been accused of releasing inaccurate information by saying that seafood sold in Hong Kong contains dangerous levels of heavy metals and poses a serious health risk. In an unprecedented move, top medical professors and health officials denounced the report released by the Hong Kong Society of Clinical Metal Toxicology. The report, released ...

  10. New alarm to sound flu warning

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... place overseas or in Hong Kong, or when there was a flu pandemic. The government would assess the need for closure of schools and public places, banning of public gatherings, and cuts ... Measures would include suspension of exports of non-food birds, the culling of live poultry, and reporting to the World Health Organisation on the situation in Hong Kong. Extra measures would ...




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