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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. Public 'has no faith in private health system'

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Private medical practitioners should improve public confidence in their services by enhancing quality and transparency, the health minister has said. Secretary for Food and Health ... of the system to meet rising demand. Dr Chow said the public had no confidence in private health care. 'We hope private hospitals and doctors can prepare themselves for the reforms,' he said. ...

  5. Campaign for public dental services

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The legislator for the medical sector, Kwok Ka-ki, and the Hong Kong Dental Association have urged the government to include oral health in its health-care reform consultation and set a long-term plan for public dental services. Dr Kwok suggested providing the elderly with dental vouchers, allowing them to see a dentist of their choice at a discounted price. He said ...

  6. Exco member wants officials to reveal health

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung Executive Councillor Cheng Yiu-tong suggested there should be a mechanism for people in public office, including government officials and lawmakers, to declare their health condition to the public. He said officials' health could affect policymaking. Cheng's remarks came after revelations about the health of officials, including education minister Michael ...

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    Xi Jinping to attend China-Asean Expo in bid to fight health rumours

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Vice-President will take part in this week's China-Asean Expo in a bid to finally end speculation over his health and political status China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping will attend the upcoming 9th China-Asean Expo, in what appears to be a move to further allay speculation over his health and uncertainties over this autumn's leadership transition. Vice-President ...

  8. Health issues highlight lack of ministerial talent

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... official to reveal a health problem, being prompted by a newspaper report to confirm that he has been undergoing dialysis for months after suffering kidney failure. Suen says his public duties have ... to make known their illnesses as early as practicable. Some go further, demanding regular health declarations as adopted by some overseas countries. The public interest is paramount. ...

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    Vice-President Xi Jinping makes first public appearance for two weeks

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... out to put an end to rumours Xi Jinping puts the rumours to rest Vice-President Xi Jinping re-emerged onto the public stage in Beijing yesterday after a two-week absence that fuelled rumours ... as scheduled, standing outside in the sun underneath a banner showing the past four generations of communist leaders. "The vice-president looked in great health," said a professor ...

  10. Candidates dodged mental health issue

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... health centre in their district. Only 98 of more than 850 candidates responded. The question, posed by the Alliance for Advocating Mental Health Policy, was of district and wider public interest. In a major public health initiative, the government proposed in 2009 to set up district-based integrated community centres for mental health across the territory. So far, only nine centres have been ...




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