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  1. New contract for hospitals chief

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... director of public health and aged-care services in the Australian state of Victoria, has headed the authority since March 1, 2006. Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk said he was confident that Mr Solomon would be able to lead the authority 'in continuing to uphold the integrity of the public health care system and providing quality health care in partnership with the private ...

  2. Cash no answer to deficit, says official

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and Food Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai said yesterday the administration was looking at a combination of health-care financing options, which would include a medical savings plan and insurance. ... money into the Hospital Authority is not going to solve the problem,' she told a seminar on health-care funding reform. The seminar at the Island Shangri-La hotel was co-organised ...

  3. Charges won't rise too much: York Chow

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong's middle class will not have to pay 'too much more' under the health-care reform plan, the health chief said yesterday, adding the city would most ... know that just by saving we will not be able to meet all the different scenarios of health-care financing. If I get knocked down by a car today and end up a paraplegic, who is going to support ...

  4. Maternity fee of $20,000 'won't deter absconders'

    Posted May 12th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... chairman of the Health and Medical Advisory Committee's primary-care group, denied reports that all 65 public outpatient clinics would be scrapped. The group is exploring ways to improve the delivery of primary health care and its report will be completed in July. ...

  5. Communication a key concern during Sars crisis

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... health-care professionals as well as patients' focus groups. 'I think the areas of concern involve issues of management and issues of communication - both from the headquarters to hospitals ... comprising international health experts and chaired by Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong, is conducting a review. Its report will be submitted to the chief executive. ...

  6. What is 'not too much more'? Over 1pc of your pay

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of a form of medical insurance a day after the South China Morning Post reported that Hong Kong's middle class will not have to pay 'too much more' under the health-care reform plan. ... remained open-minded, but had encouraged the community to make its preferences known on the health-care finance issue. 'There are no details at all. The 1 per cent is based on some overseas ...

  7. Sichuan health care system 'needs 5 years'

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... spokeswoman said. Meanwhile Hans Troedsson, WHO China representative, said Beijing had asked the agency for technical assistance in rebuilding the health care system. 'We say 'health care ... Mary Ann Benitez Sichuan might need up to five years to rebuild its health care system after last month's earthquake, a team of experts from the World Health Organisation says. ...

  8. Health-care workers to get flu shots after scare

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Health-care workers in contact with patients in public hospitals will receive flu shots, following a scare at a Tai Po hospital in which seven staff came down with flu symptoms. ... by influenza which presents Sars-like symptoms, the influenza vaccination programme will be extended to include hospitalised mentally ill patients and all health-care workers with direct patient ...

  9. Health-care reforms prompt fears of profiteering

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... doctors reasonable profits', he said. His comments followed the release of a discussion paper on Tuesday that put forward a new model for what has become an unsustainable health-care system. ... to finance health care: personal savings, a regulated insurance scheme, or a combination of both. A report on health-care financing is to be announced by December or early next year. Meanwhile, ...

  10. Health-care system needs overhaul to cope better with crisis, says panel

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... It proposes creating a centre to take charge of communicable disease control and surveillance in the Pearl River Delta Hong Kong needs a health-care system with 'the capacity for war-time response', said Sian Griffiths, who co-chaired the Sars experts committee. The committee said the health-care system needs restructuring, possibly with the establishment ...




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