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  1. Sars investigator to head school of public health

    Posted Jun 29th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The chief investigator in the government inquiry into the handling of the city's Sars outbreak will become the director of Chinese University's school of public health. Sian Griffiths, former co-chair of the Sars Expert Committee, said yesterday that one of her missions was to establish a public health network with the mainland and Southeast Asia. 'Hong ...

  2. Health experts warn public after latest cholera case

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.44pm: The Health Department on Wednesday confirmed another case of cholera and warned the public to observe good personal, food and environmental hygiene to prevent cholera and food-borne infections. A spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) revealed that the victim was a 75-year-old woman. She was now in stable condition in Queen Mary ...

  3. Public 'misled on health reforms'

    Posted Oct 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey A group yesterday accused the government of misleading the public in its consultation document on health care reforms by understating the importance of Ruttonjee and Tang ... by the consultation paper, he said. The alliance urged the government to drop its plans. Legislators promised to raise the matter with Secretary for Health, Food and Welfare York Chow Yat-ngok. A Hospital ...

  4. Traditional medicine deserves role in public health system

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ill, only a selected number of public hospitals with links to welfare groups provide out-patient clinical services in traditional medicine, and none provides in-patient treatment. As a result, ... it will be extended to other hospitals. Even so, the Public Doctors' Association has expressed its reservations. Considering the dominance of western doctors in Hong Kong's medical establishment, ...

  5. Public health must be the priority

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government should have immediately issued a health warning to the public. That was the only responsible thing to do. But it was only a day later, after all the confusion over an abrupt halt of fish ... would best protect the health of Hong Kong citizens. The second course of action would see Hong Kong refrain from embarrassing the mainland- maintaining good ties with the powers ...

  6. New website aims to promote health issues to the public

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... KELLY CHAN Updated at 6.02pm: A new website- set up by the Department of Health to promote public health issues- was officially launched by the Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food, Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai on Monday. The HealthyHK website was supported by the department's Public Health Information System (PHIS), Mrs Yau said during Monday's launch. PHIS ...

  7. Vital signs good for public health service

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's public health services. This much is reassuring. But a workable solution will be found only if the government is able to master the art of consultation and persuasion. We do not need to ask the public what it wants from the health system. The community already enjoys high-quality services at low prices. It will not be inclined to vote for radical reforms, especially ...

  8. Health reforms 'crucial to erasing poverty'

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... as in the past two decades. But he said the dropping of free public health care after the introduction of economic reforms in 1979 had been a mistake. Good health and education systems had been a strong ... Sen said public arrangements for health, especially in dealing with epidemics and how medical treatment should be given, was an essential element in reducing poverty. He compared China's ...

  9. Academics seek $15m for more tobacco research

    Posted Feb 27th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... don't think it is unreasonable to suggest that given the costs [of smoking], there should be clearly earmarked funds for tobacco intervention and that should include the needed public health ... the government's Health Care and Promotion Fund, they calculated that active and passive smoking costs $5.3 billion a year in lost productivity. Their findings will be sent to government officials ...

  10. Public urged to report doctors' kickbacks

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Tai-cho, a dermatologist who is also vice-chairman of the SynergyNet health think-tank and vice-president of the Hong Kong Medical Association, said: 'It is serious and definitely ... Medical sector legislator Kwok Ka-ki, who is a surgeon, said fee-splitting and attracting a patient to use a certain hospital are illegal. He said he would write to the director of health, Lam ...




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