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  1. MBAs are not just about profits

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung From her Mid-Levels home, Cambridge MBA graduate Akanksha Hazari is quietly working on a project to tackle a pressing problem in the developing world- access to clean water. Project m.Paani was the crowning achievement for Hazari and five othe ...

  2. Majority of eateries unhurt by smoke ban

    Posted Sep 26th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... particularly affected by the ban and suggested the government allow 'smoking rooms' in these places to attract more customers. The Food and Health Bureau said it was studying the feasibility ...

  3. Smoking ban is not hurting restaurants, figures set to show

    Posted May 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as a 'lose-lose bill'. 'But there are still a number of restaurants which have been adversely affected by the smoking ban.' Council on Smoking and Health chairman Homer Tso Wei-kwok said ...

  4. Daily asks activists to bar attacks

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... the letter, signed by China Daily's assistant editor-in-chief and director of public relations Nancy Wu. Under Hong Kong law, applications for new and renewed liquor licenses have to be advertised in Chinese- and English-language newspapers so the public can lodge objections. Since April, Clear the Air has filed objections arguing restaurants and bars that do not ban smoking ...

  5. How to spend $1 billion?

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Critics doubt the effectiveness of spending from the $1 billion fund set up to restore Hong Kong's image after Sars. How would you spend the money? For instance, to help Sars-hit businesses or in public health? Write to us. ...

  6. Call for bigger subsidies

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Hospital Authority should increase subsidies to encourage more public patients to have cataract operations in the private sector, Association of Private Eye Doctors president Chow Pak-chin said. In February the government gave HK$40 million to the HA to launch the public-private programme to clear backlogs. Patients waiting for more than three years receive ...

  7. Little public support for sharp rise in medical fees

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan The public opposes the Hospital Authority's controversial plans to cut the government's cost and deter abuse by dramatically raising public hospital fees this year, a poll has indicated. A phone poll of 932 people by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong found 40 per cent oppose any fee rise for accident and emergency services. ...

  8. The unkindest cut?

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should the government restore spending on medical care and welfare, before it considers reducing tax payments, in next week's budget? An executive councillor has joined politicians in making this call. Write to us ...

  9. Nearly 50pc willing to pay bigger health bills

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... should increase spending on public health care while individuals should also bear a greater share of their health-care expenses. A total of 6.2 per cent said individuals should bear a greater share of their own health-care expenses and it was unnecessary for the government to increase its spending. A total of 36.4 per cent said the government should raise its spending and the public ...

  10. HK$50b set aside for health care reform

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... study estimated that without financing reform, spending on public health services would increase from HK$38 billion in 2004 to HK$180 billion in 2033, Mr Tsang said. He stressed that the government was committed to increasing the share of health care expenditure to 17 per cent of its recurrent expenditure by 2012. 'The share of the cost of public health-care services could ...




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