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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must fix its health-care system

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 03:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial China must focus on health care Once the mainland's health care system became a serious casualty of free-market reforms, there was no simple cure. Five years ago ... But even a budget of 850 billion yuan was never going to fix a broken system. Recent revelations of corrupt relationships between multinational drug companies and health care services have done ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A welcome step to easing burden on public health care system

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Welcome step to ease care burden More than eight years after the last major report on health care reform, little has changed. The long-awaited voluntary health insurance ... of health services remains defined by lengthening queues and waiting times in the heavily subsidised public system. One of the recommendations of the Health and Medical Development Advisory ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing needs to give world full picture of bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... and other experts have noted it. Yet there remains a disquieting echo of the crisis 10 years ago. To reassure the public, Beijing needs to take firm control of the disclosure of information. ... at an inopportune time for a public health crisis- between the national party congress in November and the National People's Congress in March, when new top leaders formally took charge. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The old-age crisis facing China

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... force and ballooning costs for health care and retirement benefits. Add in the effects of the one-child policy, which means fewer people of working age will be expected to take care of the needs ... not have children. This is cause for grave concern given the failings of the health and pension systems. Reforms are urgently needed. With health care, there has to be better education about ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing now needs to invest more on raising quality of life

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... What Hale does not tell us is the cost to the nation and its people, in terms of the burden on a stressed health care system, of treating and caring for people with chronic illness, and loss ... health care services. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must consider using its reserves for health care

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Elder health care and our reserves The government has been relying on an official estimate of the rising health-care costs of an ageing population that turns out to be far ... or about HK$570 billion, would leave about HK$700 billion to be set aside for health-care and welfare needs. Where there is a socially divisive wealth gap, an ageing population compounds it. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Containing bird flu viruses a life and death battle in China

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... fastidiously reported. Yet the huge role the nation plays in the global poultry industry, the weaknesses of the health care system and the challenges posed by bird-rearing methods make for a challenging mix. Early identification, transparency and containment are crucial in preventing pandemics. Education about the dangers of bird flu and investment in health care have to remain ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's public hospitals urgently need attention

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... will shape the balance of community expectations. It is good that a government-led panel is to review hospital performance to ensure the public health care service can meet changing demands. ... to play in proposed health care reforms, including the development of a public-private partnership in primary and preventive health care that reins in the growing burden on the public system. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing must make fighting pollution its priority

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... it was supportive of pro-consumption expenditures like social security, health care and education. After all, consumers cannot be expected to increase discretionary spending if they are building personal savings for health care, education and their old age. In his final work report, Wen delivered a special warning to the country's new leaders on the environmental consequences of unsustainable ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A shot in the arm for the private medical sector

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A shot in the arm for private care Thanks to a heavily subsidised health care system, Hong Kong is one of the few places in the world where the sick do not have to worry ... to choose according to their budget. But in reality, health care is more complicated than ordering from a restaurant menu. Medical costs vary according to the experience of the doctor as well ...




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