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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A welcome step to easing burden on public health care system

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of health services remains defined by lengthening queues and waiting times in the heavily subsidised public system. One of the recommendations of the Health and Medical Development Advisory ... SCMP Editorial Welcome step to ease care burden More than eight years after the last major report on health care reform, little has changed. The long-awaited voluntary health insurance ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Landfill extensions will threaten public health

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Landfill extensions will pose threat to public health Zero-waste plans are well advanced worldwide. San Francisco is already at 80 per cent recycling, with plans to reach ... Landfill extensions and a super incinerator involve substantial capital and operating expenditure, are not sustainable and threaten public health. Peter Reid, chairman, Zero Waste Smart City ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to chickens, put public health above tradition

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Put public health above tradition Live poultry imports from the mainland will resume eventually, after suggestions we stop them altogether. But this could be reviewed ... to containing bird-flu viruses, but that does not dispense with the need for strong preventive measures in the event they mutate and spread easily among people. Public health must be put above ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Record sharing is key to better health care for Hongkongers

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 02:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... be a functional partnership between the public and private sectors- or between public hospital doctors and private practitioners. In fact, more than eight years ago, the Health and Medical Development ... Record Sharing System Bill to Legco for scrutiny by the end of the month. A spokesman said the government believed that sharing health records would enhance public-private partnerships ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Public ignorance, not trans-fats, the real problem with our daily diets

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 04:51pm by Paul Stapleton

    ... ignorance among the general public about what constitutes a healthy diet A ban would certainly be a step in the right direction for public health, but it would just be another example of governments ... blood pressure and heart disease, presents an enormous public health challenge. The solution, however, does not lie in piecemeal efforts such as the banning of trans-fats, which would only ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to public finances, forewarned is forearmed

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... study, the working group appointed by the financial secretary has painted a gloomy picture of fiscal health in the longer term. If public spending continues to grow at the current pace ... SCMP Editorial Forewarned is forearmed Hong Kong's public finances are arguably the world's healthiest- continuous economic growth and budget surpluses; near full employment; ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Public support for plans to tackle waste must be earned

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 06:50pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... to obtain the cleanest technology that will have a low environmental impact and public health risk. Although any city needs landfills and incinerators, they form part of a holistic waste management ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau suggests measures that will build government credibility Public support for plans to tackle waste must be earned The controversy over expanding our landfills ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Land allocation must meet Hong Kong's long-term health needs

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 06:17pm by BIAN ZHAOXIANG

    ... Bian Zhaoxiang Bian Zhaoxiang says our long-term needs will not be best met by rezoning land that could be used fora Chinese medicine teaching hospital Holistic health The chief executive ... health services to meet the needs of this sector. These two issues are linked because the provision of health services requires adequate space for hospitals and clinics, as well as research. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    More doctors the obvious cure for overburdened public hospitals

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 03:10am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in the graduate internship year. There may be an argument for exposing new medical graduates to the public-health coalface of walk-in, affordable care, which is the basis of the city's well-regarded ... SCMP Editorial More doctors the obvious cure Queues for treatment at accident and emergency departments have long served as evidence of the need for a range of health care initiatives, ...

  10. Business - Economy - ITALY ECONOMY

    Renzi’s mission: nurse Italy back to health

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 11:50am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... Nicholas Spiro Italy's incoming prime minister has set an ambitious agenda to nurse the 'sick man of Europe' back to health but massive challenges await him A dose of Renzinomics Italy has been the "sick man of Europe" for some time. Matteo Renzi might just be able to restore it to health- but the remedy will not be delivered easily. There's a huge ...




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