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  1. Health care should be diversified, official says

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of medical staff, suggesting it has room to play a bigger role. However, Mr Chen reiterated the government's stance that the public sector would be the main provider of health care services, ... China could find the right model, given the relatively small proportion of health care services provided by the private sector. 'Since the involvement by the private sector in health care ...

  2. No pointers on funding of universal health care

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of [government] investment, we have to continuously explore where the investment should go, such as disease prevention, public health, basic health-care provision, different types of medical insurance ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing has yet to work out the details, despite vow to usher in medical reforms Beijing is still debating how to finance universal health-care coverage, even ...

  3. Minister says access to basic health care a priority

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... 'China's national condition dictates that the government should aim to establish a medical-care system that guarantees every citizen in the country can receive the basic health-care services,' ... commit to funding the system. 'The health-care system will be organised and funded by the government in order to provide basic public health services to the whole population free of charge ...

  4. Big picture urged on spreading health care

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Schools encouraged to promote self-esteem Health education should go beyond individual behaviour in order to create 'a culture for health' in schools, an expert in the field told an international conference this week. Albert Lee, head ...

  5. Good primary health care in HK will create a solid foundation

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the challenge of health-care reform, but on the other proposals in the report not highlighted in your report. These include a register for primary care doctors, quality assurance mechanisms to allow ... of up to 5pc for health funds', June 7), it fails to highlight another key tenet of the document- namely the need to improve primary health care in Hong Kong. International research has ...

  6. China Renji plans more takeovers after shifting focus to health care

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong China Renji Medical Group, the new name for Softbank Investment International (Strategic), plans to make more acquisitions by the end of the year worth 'hundreds ... Softbank International last month- introduced its new healthcare-focused business strategy, including working with Wing On Travel to launch health check tours to its Shanghai facilities. China ...

  7. Health-care reform must tackle insurance issues

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the burden on the public health-care system, so its resources could be directed to look after the poor, the chronically ill and those who require expensive and specialised care. The insurance ... A reminder that financing of health care is in dire need of reform does no harm. As we report today, some medical insurance plans that fail to cover private hospital costs offer ...

  8. No need to throw money at HK's health care system

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... public expenditure on health care at present levels. To discourage overuse, a consumer of public health services should be asked to pay a portion of the costs, unless there is evidence that he ... I recently watched former health minister Yeoh Eng-kiong talk on TV about financing the Hong Kong health care system. What he said reminded me of some principles. Firstly, no one should ...

  9. Universal free health care ruled out

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reuters in Beijing China's health-care system has fallen behind in the country's breakneck economic growth, and the nation faces a major challenge to look after its 1.3 billion people, the health minister said yesterday. Gao Qiang, speaking at a forum carried live on state television, said it would be many years before China could put in place free health care for all, ...

  10. Our senior citizens deserve a better standard of health care

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many elderly patients, therefore, were forced to take Chinese medicine or get treatment privately. For them, the meagre HK$250 a year in health-care vouchers is just a drop in the ocean. ... Your correspondents Elsa Lee and J. Y. K. Cheng, who wrote about medical benefits for the elderly reflected public concern over the government's pittance given to our senior citizens ...




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