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  1. 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 ...

  2. Fresh talks set for plans on health reform

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... is expected to be released soon for public consultation. A regular meeting of the State Council reviewed the draft of 'Opinions to deepen reform of the medical and health care system' ... corruption and bickering among government departments have also drawn public ire. Peking University's health policy and management department professor Chen Yude said the meeting indicated ...

  3. Health workers walk tightrope of patient abuse

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... departments, medical departments and psychiatric wards are the top three black spots for workplace violence in public hospitals. Health workers have come to expect violence, physical and verbal, from ... and bites. In 2007, a serious case took place at Castle Peak Hospital, Tuen Mun, where a health care assistant was attacked by a mentally ill patient with a pen and suffered severe impairment ...

  4. Democracy warrior in full cry despite fears over health

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... it does, the alliance will be fighting here year after year, with or without me,' the veteran democracy campaigner said. He was making his first public appearance since news of his illness ... Yam-kuen, while Secretary for Health and Welfare Dr York Chow Yat-ngok sent a fruit basket. Szeto said he would fight his illness with his 'usual composure' and positive attitude. He said ...

  5. Borders to be crossed on health research

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the region's scientific and public health co-operation are again hampering efforts to deal with the Sars threat. The consequences then were serious: a delay in understanding and containing the new ... to the detriment of public health all over the world, not just in the Pearl River Delta. And more joint research could help fill in those gaps. What is standing in the way? Obstacles include bureaucracy, ...

  6. Authority draws the line on smoking at airport

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Public health advocates have attacked the authority's willingness to allow more catering outlets at the airport to build smoking rooms as being contradictory to the government's war ... of the total floor space that was reserved for catering outlets. 'We are just trying to serve those who have a need. We totally accept and respect the concerns of those in the public health ...

  7. Public Eye

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... law which our all-talk-and-no-action bureaucrats had trumpeted as a great leap forward in protecting the public's health. We'll leave aside the issue of whether the government was right or wrong to insist that even food items with low sales- under 30,000 a year- must comply with the labelling law if they carried health claims. There is genuine consumer concern- cleverly ...

  8. Hong Kong should become a regional health centre

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as 'Asia's World City'. We encourage the government to formulate a regional health-care outreach strategy, commensurate with Hong Kong's 'World City' ambitions and relative ... in poultry in Asia has been labelled 'a crisis of global importance' by the UN. Health experts are warning against the worst scenario: a mutation of the virus which will make ...

  9. As torch visits Sichuan, earthquake-hit areas rebuild far from the public eye

    Posted Aug 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... bear witness to the damage sustained by one of China's most populous provinces. Sichuan lost no fewer than 90,000 lives in the quake. A badly twisted building that had been a health club ... programmes. Some local non-governmental organisations are even experimenting with new ways of community building- such as providing modern public facilities in the rebuilt communities- by signing ...

  10. Families in quake zone eager to move into new 'free' apartments

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the showcase project will not be ready for residents for at least three more months. Wang Dengzhi, a doctor in Cifeng town who visited the village last week to dispense information on mental-health ...




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