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  1. News - Hong Kong - SURGERY

    Concern over retirement of Hong Kong sex-change surgeon

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... no successor The only doctor who can carry out sex-change operations in Hong Kong public hospitals is due to retire in two years, triggering concern that patients who want life-altering surgery may ... that Dr Yuen is retiring and plan for that," he said. Professor Sam Winter, who specialises in transgender and sexuality studies at the University of Hong Kong, said Yuen's retirement ...

  2. See big picture on public health care

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our public hospital system is far from broken, but it could easily get that way without health care reform. Chronic shortages of medical staff, the increasing pressures of an ageing ... But they represent only the most recent facet of a discussion that has been taking place, with scant resolve, since the early 1990s. In keeping with the government's social contract with Hong Kong ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Hong Kong has right conditions for outbreaks of drug-resistant superbugs

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... level, spread of the superbug is boosted by overpopulation, a humid climate, and most importantly, indiscriminate use of antibiotics. As a travel hub. Hong Kong is at risk. Because treatment ...

  4. Public deserved better from their health chiefs

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The doctors who have resigned can still practise in suitable positions. Hong Kong's health-care system may benefit in the long run as their resignations may go a long way to prevent any cronyism ... promoting the early implementation of a sales tax to ensure an alternative revenue stream to pay for Hong Kong's public expenses. The deficit is unsustainable. Also, a 5 per cent sales tax ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Defining the failure of public health

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Anthony Hedley

    ... of chickens and the refusal to act urgently and effectively on air pollution. However, the event which will now define the failure of public health in Hong Kong in 2006 is the sickeningly cynical ... health policy out of the hands of amateurs and vested interests. Anthony Hedley is chair professor in community medicine at the University of Hong Kong's School Of Public Health ...

  7. Traditional medicine deserves role in public health system

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it will be extended to other hospitals. Even so, the Public Doctors' Association has expressed its reservations. Considering the dominance of western doctors in Hong Kong's medical establishment, ... For the greater part of the past year, two Korean drama series broadcast on local television mesmerised Hong Kong audiences. Both Jewel in the Palace and The Legendary Doctor: Hur Jun ...

  8. Guangdong to invest $1.4b on public health

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... health system, including 500 million yuan to rebuild its Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Lawmakers in Hong Kong welcomed the plan but said it would be more important to improve ... in Guangdong, although local health authorities did not announce the outbreak until February. In Hong Kong, legislator and president of the medical Association, Lo Wing-lok, said he was impressed ...

  9. Birds, mice and other public-health risks

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... farmers tens of millions of dollars in lost exports and, more significantly, their reputation took a battering. However, it seems that the Hong Kong government has failed to learn an important ... Our Mickey Mouse-smitten government might not be too bothered about paying a hefty price to make the Disney dream come true in the hope of granting a new lease of life to Hong Kong ...

  10. Public health set for reform

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... and vice-president of the Hong Kong Medical Association Discussion Which is more important- cheap health-care services affordable to the poor or a sustainable public health-care system? Enquiry Have you been ... to generate extra income. Medical schools should use their expertise and reputation to provide quality health services with the private sector, a leading member of the University of Hong Kong ...




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