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

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... third-world-standard health-care services. That would affect the morale of staff and hurt the well-being of patients. The achievements of our medical sector are no doubt the envy of many around the world. We ... 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 ...

  2. Officials' health care at the heart of the matter

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

    ... is closely intertwined with the well-being of the city. We ought to provide them with high-quality health care coverage. Not only are they entitled to it; they deserve it. Better late than never, ... 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 ...

  3. It's time for us to take to the streets

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the record straight and provides your readers with a better understanding of the operation and management of public health-care services. DR RAYMOND CHEN, senior executive manager (professional ... of ongoing efforts to enhance outreach and community-based services. On the partnership between public and private health care, the Hospital Authority recognises the importance of collaboration, ...

  4. Public broadcast discussion delay surprises lawmakers

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the paper will be held today at a meeting hosted by Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Frederick Ma Si-hang. Sources said related papers would be released after the health-care financing consultation paper was made public, expected next month. Mr Tsang told legislators he hoped the health-care financing consultation would occur this year. The administration, which earlier ...

  5. Think-tank's health fund plan still irks lawmakers

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... from the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre is seen as a test of public acceptance of a contribution scheme before the government releases its long-awaited consultation paper on health care ... Mary Ann Benitez Legislators yesterday rounded on the pro-government Bauhinia Foundation's proposed health-care-financing scheme, saying it would bring hardship to many people. ...

  6. Tax breaks pledged to encourage more births

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on health-care financing by proposing that people should contribute to personal medical accounts. He has proposed increasing medical spending from 15 per cent of total public expenditure to 17 per cent, ... drawing up proposals on health-care financing since March 2005. Dr Chow said yesterday the proposals would be ready before July. Peter Yuen Pok-man, professor of the Public Policy Research ...

  7. Great expectations of chief executive in his first policy address

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the arts, sustainable development, health care and housing. Post cartoonist Harry Harrison illustrates the coverage, taking a look at the challenges confronting Mr Tsang. ... Today the South China Morning Post begins a five-part series on what the community expects Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to do to take Hong Kong forward. As he puts the finishing ...

  8. One year left- and still much to do

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... has lost direction. Our city needs leadership. We face many challenges- introducing health care reform, tackling the housing issue, easing concerns about the wealth gap, and creating a more ... When Hong Kong returned to China and put into practice the novel 'one country, two systems' concept, our city took a step into the unknown. Before the handover, there were many ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a year ago. Total arrivals during the week to Tuesday rose more than 5.62 per cent, to 670,517, the board said. Last year's figure was 634,811. Public consultation soon on health care, Tsang says The government will launch a public consultation on health-care financing reform soon, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday. At the opening of a building at Pok Oi Hospital ...

  10. Double standards at work

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Health-care reform and the Commercial Radio poll controversy are separate issues, clearly. Yet, comparing the way the government approached them last week makes ... models for health-care reform, originally scheduled for this summer. Critics suggested that the proposed financial options could have affected any re-election campaign by Chief Executive Donald ...




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