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  1. Our public health care is not broken, so why privatise it?

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng As our population ages, public health services and health expenditure have become issues of public debate. A voluntary health insurance scheme covering most of Hong Kong's 7 million people is now expected to be introduced by 2015 at the earliest. The government this week released a report on the second round of its public consultation on public health care ...

  2. Public health law 'big' weapon for officials

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A new law that took effect in Hong Kong in July last year could become a powerful weapon for the government to combat a flu pandemic. Undersecretary for Food and Health Gabriel Leung said yesterday that the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance gave the government legal power to impose stringent public health measures in case of an emergency. If Hong Kong needed ...

  3. Public confidence in health secretary surges

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Public confidence in Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok has surged to its highest mark for more than a year in the wake of the swine flu outbreak. The popularity ... findings, the head of the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, Robert Chung Ting-yiu, said: 'According to our findings, the popularity of all government officials has gone ...

  4. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Looking back, I do not think that it was a waste. The vaccines have completed their historical mission Health Department chief Dr Lam Ping-yan, after the government announced ... of the light bulb will release radioactive Krypton 85, which may be harmful to the health of end-users From the IPO prospectus of World Wide Touch Technology (Holdings), which will list on June 22 ...

  5. Attempt to delay smoking ban fails

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is so eager to protect people's health, why does it not ban wine as well?' he asked. He also said Mr Tsang's ruling had deprived the Legislative Council of a chance to review a bill it endorsed three years ago. The amended ordinance extends no-smoking areas to indoor areas of all restaurants, workplaces and some public outdoor places. Some premises, like bars, ...

  6. Promoting a healthier city

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Government's plan for future service delivery model: Health-conscious population adopting a healthy lifestyle Health profession that views health promotion and preventive medicine as priorities A primary health-care system providing a robust and affordable family and community service Primary medical care services will comprise: Promotion of family doctor concept Greater emphasis ...

  7. Public backs tougher hygiene measures

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... asked their views on the government's policies and handling of environmental and hygiene issues, and asked to rate public hygiene policies on a scale of one to nine. More than half ...

  8. No profits please, we're an anti-smoking hotline

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... the lack of support we have had here in Hong Kong from public hospitals, medical bodies and the Smoking Cessation Hotline, which have repeatedly stated it is against government policy to inform ...

  9. Ban won't stop me, says 'long hair'

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... the government used twisted logic in order to do something that was politically correct. 'With the ban, the government is effectively telling the public that we smokers are sinful and should ...

  10. The power of unity

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... for a ban covering mainly offices. Fellow legislator Albert Cheng King-hon put forward a tougher amendment also covering restaurants, bars and other public areas. I was surprised and delighted when the motion- with the amendment- was passed by 47 votes to three. A total of 26 members spoke on the issue, compared with 15 when Legco debated it in 2001. Health chief York Chow Yat-ngok has agreed ...




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