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  1. Top leader to head health care taskforce

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma and Zhuang Pinghui Beijing has appointed Vice-Premier Li Keqiang to head a taskforce comprising 16 government departments to oversee the enforcement of health care reforms, ... prescription drugs by the end of this month. Healthy investment Total government investment on health care reform for 2009-11: 850 billion yuan Beijing to pay: 330b yuan About: 40% of total Up from: ...

  2. 850b yuan plan to make health care affordable

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Reforms will focus on helping masses get access to treatment The mainland will invest 850 billion yuan (HK$965 billion) on health care reform in the next three ... in terms of how much in each year and in which areas. The report said the reform aimed to ensure the non-profit nature of the mainland's health care system and make basic care accessible ...

  3. After health care, Beijing must tackle pension reform

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Of that, only 36 billion is new money, which works out to 27 yuan for each mainlander. Even in China, that doesn't buy much health-care insurance. Still, the plan is a step in the right ... with Tom Holland A lot has been made of Beijing's recent pledge to spend 850 billion yuan (HK$965.52 billion) on health-care reform, with all sorts of analysts saying the treatment ...

  4. 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 ... caused very serious harm to patients. Most health care workers are very concerned about patients' safety, it's just that sometimes humans do make errors,' he said. From October ...

  5. 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 ... enough demand for a private hospital, as the government planned to build a public hospital in the area. He hoped the government could provide more discounts on land sales, as running a hospital ...

  6. Quality HealthCare take its services into the community

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... chain as part of a strategy to integrate primary health care firmly into the community, promoting self-care among individuals and reducing the burden on the public health care system. The aim ... the public on the role of each professional service and encourage better personal health care management resulting in a more efficient and effective allocation of medical resources. Pharmacists ...

  7. It's time to reform health care financing

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be time for it to focus on important issues that have been put on hold, such as political development and health care financing. The second round of public consultation on health care financing ... back to the Harvard report in 1999 have called for people who can afford it to pay more for public health care. The latest one suggested workers should contribute to personal post-retirement ...

  8. Can everyone win on health care reform?

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... paper on health care reform, commonly known as the 'rainbow document', was published in 1983- have been grappling with the same unfinished job of trying to make the overburdened public ... insurance scheme. The government believes a voluntary scheme can serve Hong Kong better and is politically safer. Funded by simple taxation and offering low medical charges, the public health care ...

  9. 'No compromise' warning on development of health care sector

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the marketing and banking professions. Dr Leong, the focus group convenor, said participants agreed that close public and private sector co-operation was necessary, but development of the health care ... professionals might be attracted away from the public health sector. But we do not think this would necessarily be the case,' Dr Leong said. 'The growth of the health care industry could ...

  10. Health care reform not the place for politics

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... opponents for an overhaul of his country's system. His plans deserve reasoned debate, but that is increasingly being swamped by irrational politicking. Americans need better public health care ... Emotions run high whenever governments raise the issue of health care reform. Who should pay, who should get it free, to what degree it should be subsidised, what services should ...




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