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  1. Fix public health care first to revamp system

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng It's an undeniable fact that Hong Kong has an ageing population. In order to ease the increasing financial burden on public health care and address the long-term imbalance between private and public health care providers, the government has proposed a voluntary medical insurance scheme. It is hoped that the latest health care reform can encourage those who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727334/fix-public-health-care-first-revamp-system
  2. Public health is main concern during closure of bird reserves

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for migratory birds. It regularly supports more than 100,000 wild birds for the whole year and some 80,000 water birds in midwinter. Public health was our overriding concern behind closing the site when ... of the overall risk of AI in Hong Kong and will also review the associated guidelines for handling H5N1 detection from time to time. We thank WWF-HK's support in our work to safeguard public health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/714382/public-health-main-concern-during-closure-bird-reserves
  3. public health

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 Why did the government decide to shelve the plan for a central slaughterhouse for chickens? a. Because it is too expensive to build. b. Because people have changed their habit of eating live chickens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716672/public-health
  4. public health

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is the problem in monitoring the safety of Chinese medicines? a. Health authorities have been slow in getting Chinese medicine registered. b. Officials do not examine product safety and ingredients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711410/public-health
  5. public health

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 Which departments are among the top three black spots for workplace violence in public hospitals? i) accident and emergency ... at public hospitals attack medical staff? a. unhelpful nurses b. crowded conditions and noise c. long waiting times d. denial of sick leave certificates by doctors 3. Stress from verbal abuse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703568/public-health
  6. Health of public purse all in the method

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... was set up for, Wong said. In 2008-09, the Disaster Relief Fund, established in 1993 to help the government respond to appeals for aid overseas, received HK$350 million from the public coffers, ... to the capital works reserve fund this financial year, leaving the fund with a projected balance of about HK$22.96 billion as at March 31. The capital works reserve fund is used mainly to finance public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706677/health-public-purse-all-method
  7. Plan in place but public may take some convincing

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Although the government wants as many people as possible to join its new voluntary health insurance scheme, the public may not share its enthusiasm for the plan. The idea is for those who can afford it to switch to private health care in order to ease the burden on the public system. The plan is expected to be released for three months of public consultation from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726562/plan-place-public-may-take-some-convincing
  8. Public hospitals boss wants insured to pay more than HK$100

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Patients who join a proposed voluntary health insurance scheme should be asked to pay a higher proportion of the costs of their treatment in public hospitals, then claim the money on their insurance, Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk says. Instead of paying only a heavily subsidised charge of HK$100 a day, public patients covered by the proposed government-regulated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720786/public-hospitals-boss-wants-insured-pay-more-hk100
  9. Lawmakers condemn director of health

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Lawmakers condemned the director of health yesterday for his lax supervision of the local drug industry. The legislature's Public Accounts Committee expressed 'grave dismay' and found it 'unacceptable' that the health authorities had failed to regulate and control drug safety. 'The committee considers the director of health inexcusable and condemns him ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716060/lawmakers-condemn-director-health
  10. 16 cities picked for health care trials

    Posted Feb 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... health care reform. The long-awaited list includes Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhenjiang, and Anshan in Liaoning. Several cities, such as Shanghai, and Wuhu in Anhui, had already started public hospital reforms before the announcement. In a guideline published on the Ministry of Health's website, public hospitals, notorious for pursuing profits, are given details for the first time on how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706803/16-cities-picked-health-care-trials

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