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  1. Beijing public health system's emergency response too slow, say officials

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Beijing's public health system is still not good enough to respond quickly to emergencies, including another potential outbreak of Sars, senior city government officials said. Vice-Mayor Niu Youcheng listed five areas of concern at a municipal health-care conference, according to media reports. Mr Niu said the public health system was characterised ...

  2. $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 ...

  3. 'Warn public on health risks of air pollution'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Air pollution experts have again called for a new alert system to warn the public about health risks created by extreme pollution like the grey pall ... subsiding air caused by Typhoon Saola near Taiwan. Professor Wong Tze-wai, from Chinese University's School of Public Health, said he expected a surge in the number of people seeking treatment ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Health-warning gap

    Posted Jan 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What steps should Hong Kong take to improve communications with the mainland on matters of public health and safety, following the delay in notification about red fire ants? Share your views: write to us. ...

  6. Poor rating for public housing service

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam Public housing officials offer the city's least satisfactory government service, according to a Hong Kong Research Association's random telephone survey of 1,662 people this month. Rubbish recycling and public health care services are rated the next two least satisfactory items while the highest ratings cover electricity, water supplies and emergency ...

  7. Regional pact to fight health crises

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau health officials will today sign an agreement to co-ordinate emergency responses to major public health crises in the region. At a tripartite ... to general public health incidents such as major traffic accidents. It demonstrates the growing maturity of our co-operation on health issues.' But Mr Huang also said the three parties had ...

  8. City Briefs

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hospital agency criticised over its private services Medical experts lashed out at the Hospital Authority yesterday for expanding private services in public hospitals, saying it was draining public resources. Medical legislator Kwok Ka-ki said it was harder for patients in public hospitals to get treatment from senior doctors, as more experts had been assigned to private ...

  9. Health role

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... present position as permanent secretary for health, welfare and food will be renamed permanent secretary for health, welfare and food (health and welfare), encompassing the health, welfare and women's interests portfolios. An administrative-level officer will take up the post. Deputy Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene (Food and Public Health) Mak Sin-ping, will head the Centre ...

  10. Restaurant closed after 22 fall ill

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... disinfection is completed to the satisfaction of the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene. The director has the power to close premises that pose a public health hazard. ... Hygiene Department ordered the temporary closure after the Department of Health found 22 food poisoning cases were related to the restaurant between November 24 and yesterday. Investigations ...




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