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  1. Public health set for reform

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... But private doctors worry the delay in the government's health-care reform and the public hospitals' fees review may mean the authority has to resort to providing more private services ... for more autonomy. He hoped the government's health-care reforms would consider options for co-operation between the public and private sector. 'There has been a lack of co-operation. ...

  2. Official foot-dragging that's a hazard to public health

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to wrinkles- despite concerns about the health risks. There has been much public discussion about the gel. At least six Hong Kong women have lost their breasts after receiving PAAG implants. ... process, are designed to ensure fair play and adherence to the rule of law. They are important to Hong Kong. But where health risks are concerned it is also important that the process does not take ...

  3. The public-private health alternative

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... vision for the future The development of private medical care to complement overburdened public services should be the new health-care model for the city, according to a senior Hospital Authority ... an advantage to the whole health-care system- the two hospitals can complement each other.' He said while a public hospital could provide more comprehensive services, including those that did ...

  4. Promoting a healthier city

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Government's plan for future service delivery model: Health-conscious population adopting a healthy lifestyle Health profession that views health promotion and preventive medicine as priorities A primary health-care system providing a robust and affordable family and community service Primary medical care services will comprise: Promotion of family doctor concept Greater emphasis ...

  5. Stay healthy by doing regular exercise

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... According to a recent survey, about 80 per cent of people aged between 40 and 65 have health problems. But less than half of them go for regular medical check-ups. People don't take proper care of themselves. The government should remind people that their health is very important. It should also provide free, regular check-ups for everyone. The government could also offer ...

  6. Second-hand smoke at Pacific Place eatery raises concerns

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Patsy Moy

    ... by the Health Department's Tobacco Control Office that a basement restaurant at Pacific Place, Admiralty, move its smoking area indoors. La Fourchette allows patrons to smoke on a 'terrace outside', which is inside the shopping mall. The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health said this was only one example of loopholes in the Smoking (Public Health) Ordinance, which banned smoking ...

  7. talk back

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

    ... by the Legislative Council is 'a public lift or escalator' under the 'Designated No Smoking Areas Schedule of the Smoking Public Health Ordinance'. There is no current law that says smoking is 'allowed' anywhere in public places in Hong Kong. If the government applies and enforces its laws, smoking is indeed an offence in public places. Under the public health ...

  8. Sky Hawk goes core on mainland water

    Posted Dec 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao Sky Hawk Computer Group Holdings, which yesterday changed its name to China Water Industry Group, said it would diversify its core business to the supply and operation of water in the mainland in the next three years. It would continue to operate ...

  9. Smoking ban urged on busy streets

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Anti-smoking activists want the government to extend its new curbs on smoking to include a ban on lighting up in busy streets. Not content with a ban in restaurants and the declaration of smoke-free zones at beaches and some parks that takes ef ...

  10. Kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... carry on their customary filthy public habits. The laws would be unenforceable, all agreed. The Iron Governor proved them wrong. Relentless action dragged hundreds of litterbugs before the courts. They were fined and featured in newspapers. This swiftly saw a huge improvement in public hygiene. In 1983, new laws insisted car drivers and passengers wear safety belts. Oh, no, cynics ...




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