• Wednesday
  • November 26, 2014
  • Last updated: 4:57am
Hong Kong




Refine Your Search

Sort by


Search Results

Results 1 - 10 of 2142 for public health

Related topics matching your search

Search results

  1. The futility of treating drugs as criminal, not public health, issue

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... teacher/student ratio in schools). Social services also have a role to play. There must be improved housing conditions, the provision of adequate mental health and psychological support, ... are no substitute for good policy. Making hasty decisions on a whim, or because of public pressure, borders on irresponsibility. The school drug problem did not appear out of thin air. It is one of many ...

  2. Air quality targets dangerously inadequate for public health

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... quality objectives, a recommendation to take a backward step to 70 micrograms or staying with our outdated 55 micrograms is just unbelievable. We must set targets that protect public health ... responsibility to push hard for a policy of public health protection. This is wrong-headed and dangerous because we will all be paying the price with our health. Alexis Lau, director, atmospheric ...

  3. Public health care secure: Tsang

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The chief executive reassured medical sector representatives yesterday that the quality of public services would not be affected by the development of the private health ... enough demand for a private hospital, as the government planned to build a public hospital in the area. He hoped the government could provide more discounts on land sales, as running a hospital ...

  4. $9b drive boosts public health

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Ministry of Health will invest about 10 billion yuan (HK$9.4 billion) over the next three years in developing a public health emergency response system at central, provincial ... public health insurance system,' said Zhang Deyuan of Anhui University. 'The development of an emergency response system is welcome but it does not diminish the need for a general ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Striking a balance on pets and public health

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... owners have also hit the streets to protest. There are a variety of compromises that could help ease those anxieties while furthering the cause of public hygiene and health. These include ... the government set up Team Clean and appointed Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to head it. The team's task: to improve public hygiene throughout the city, including the numerous government-run ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. Tobacco officers drop planned protest at enforcing smoking ban

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... advice from various parties the industrial action had been postponed to 'avoid affecting all Hongkongers'. The smoking ban will be extended to 48 covered public transport interchanges ...




SCMP.com Account