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  1. Hong Kong can and should pay for good health care

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... cannot accept that third-world medical hardware is still being used in our public hospitals. With the rapidly rising demand from mainlanders for medical services in Hong Kong, our public system ... squeezed out of the system and unable to enjoy health care because our public hospitals cannot cope with the rising demand. Such a scenario would only deepen existing social conflicts. Albert Cheng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991379/hong-kong-can-and-should-pay-good-health-care
  2. Public health must be the priority

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would best protect the health of Hong Kong citizens. The second course of action would see Hong Kong refrain from embarrassing the mainland- maintaining good ties with the powers ... Over the past few years, Hong Kong has been hit by various food scares, all sourced to the mainland. First it was poultry with the deadly bird flu virus. Then vegetables were found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513224/public-health-must-be-priority
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680100/public-confidence-health-secretary-surges
  4. Health issues highlight lack of ministerial talent

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... official to reveal a health problem, being prompted by a newspaper report to confirm that he has been undergoing dialysis for months after suffering kidney failure. Suen says his public duties have ... to make known their illnesses as early as practicable. Some go further, demanding regular health declarations as adopted by some overseas countries. The public interest is paramount. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967196/health-issues-highlight-lack-ministerial-talent
  5. HK's disconnect in health and air policy

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... pollution does not constitute a public health crisis? Please explain why you disagree with the Hong Kong Paediatric Society, Hong Kong Geriatric Society, Hong Kong Asthma Society, Hong Kong Society of Paediatric Respirology, Hong Kong Paediatric Nurses Association and the Hong Kong Doctors Union? These organisations recently wrote a joint, public letter to lawmakers stating: 'We feel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725363/hks-disconnect-health-and-air-policy
  6. Policy address failed to deal with Hong Kong's serious pollution problems

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... With almost seven years of experience as the chief executive of the Hong Kong government, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has obviously not done his job well if you read what was laid down ... Organisation recently released the first global survey results for levels of airborne particles smaller than 10 micrometers (PM10) for 1,082 cities worldwide, Hong Kong was not on the list, because our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983530/policy-address-failed-deal-hong-kongs-serious-pollution-problems
  7. Officials' health care at the heart of the matter

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... and is in charge of the government budget. He basically holds the lifeline to Hong Kong's economy, so it is only natural that his state of health has drawn so much public attention. But, these rumours ... fully. The news of Tsang's ill health inevitably drew a lot of public concern and media attention because he is in charge of the city's economy. But the surgery he had was not really ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694657/officials-health-care-heart-matter
  8. Confidence in health secretary up

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

    ... was confirmed as the first person in Hong Kong with the swine flu strain. Public confidence in Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen rose by six percentage points, to 50 per cent, and his performance ... Albert Wong Public confidence in Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok has surged to its highest mark for over a year in the wake of the swine flu outbreak. The popularity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680068/confidence-health-secretary
  9. Public Eye

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... walk the walk? We'll see. Why realtors are flat-out wrong Don't believe Public Eye when we say entrenched tradition rules in Hong Kong? Just look at how a handful of powerful ... property prices, the wealth gap and many other ills. Fighting words? Or just bluster? Tradition rules in Hong Kong; our leaders bow to it. Tradition in Hong Kong means a powerful tycoon class, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981654/public-eye
  10. Use reserves for housing and health, says Goodstadt

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong could afford to use its huge fiscal reserves to spend more on tackling long-term problems such as housing and health care, the pre-handover government's top ... as the Hong Kong government does. The administration had estimated that the reserves would reach HK$591.6 billion by March, equivalent to 23 months of government spending. 'With this huge fiscal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966858/use-reserves-housing-and-health-says-goodstadt

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