• Wednesday
  • November 26, 2014
  • Last updated: 11:11am
Hong Kong




Search Results

Results 1 - 10 of 66 for public health

Related topics matching your search

Search results

  1. 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 ...

  2. Health-care fees worry lawmakers

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... affordable to the public, he said: 'We already have a safety net to make sure the needy ones, including the elderly and the poor, can enjoy public health-care service.' 'We understand ... Agnes Lam Lawmakers yesterday endorsed a motion urging the government to speedily review the health-care finance system, but most were opposed to fee increases. Democrat Andrew Cheng ...

  3. Effect on jobs of smoking ban to be studied

    Posted Jan 25th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Council Bills Committee on Smoking (Public Health) (Amendment) Bill. 'We will study how the smoking ban affects business in the industry,' health secretary York Chow Yat-ngok said after the meeting. 'But I want to stress that the economic loss caused by second-hand smoking, which harms public health, is far greater than the financial loss caused by the smoking ban, as society ...

  4. Restaurants face licensing crackdown

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... licence. 'The department can also order restaurants to close if they are posing a threat to public health. For example, we can close a restaurant which is connected to food poisoning cases,' Mr Leung said. But legislators Kwok Ka-ki, Wong Kwok-hing and Andrew Cheng Kar-foo said the proposals were hardly useful. 'I think the proposed regulations fail to protect the public ...

  5. Weather set to drop 10 degrees

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... arrives. The wind will freshen from the north with the morning temperatures declining to 20 degrees on Wednesday.' The Health Department yesterday reminded the public to take precautions against the weather. Regina Ching, an assistant director of health, said the public should safeguard their health against the cool weather, which could trigger respiratory tract infections ...

  6. Big business boost for the clean air charter

    Posted Nov 21st 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... with the economy and investment. 'But I think public health is even more important, and we should concentrate on that first.' ...

  7. Activists condemn tobacco firms for price cuts

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... more profits before the law is implemented. 'We regret that the tobacco companies are neglecting the public health and their social responsibility.' The group called on the government ... Agnes Lam An anti-smoking concern group condemned cigarette makers for lowering prices to seize market share before a proposed ban restricting public smoking is passed. Legislators ...

  8. Central slaughtering plan may be scaled back as demand drops

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... The legislative amendment to the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance relating to the development of the slaughterhouse and processing plant would also be delayed from this legislative year, ... it was likely to scale down its plan for the facility, now that the trade in live poultry has shrunk. Gabriel Leung, the undersecretary for food and health, said yesterday the administration was still ...

  9. Pull-up display stands removed after warnings of tougher action

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Colleen Lee, Martin Wong

    ... streets and pedestrian areas under a section of the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance that prohibits display of bills or posters without permission. The stands are widely used ...

  10. 'Don't just punish doctors on vaccine'

    Posted Dec 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Ella Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... a money-making business for most doctors. It is part of our public-health responsibility to protect the public,' said Dr Choi, adding patients had the right to check the sources of medicine ... Mary Ann Benitez, Ella Lee and Agnes Lam Health groups must account for unlisted flu drugs: lawmaker The government should move to regulate the practice of health management organisations ...




SCMP.com Account