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  1. Hong Kong can and should pay for good health care

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... squeezed out of the system and unable to enjoy health care because our public hospitals cannot cope with the rising demand. Such a scenario would only deepen existing social conflicts. Albert Cheng ... forecast a deficit of HK$8.5 billion last March. With so much money in the coffers, public attention will focus on whether the government can effectively allocate the windfall to benefit ...

  2. Five-year plan to ease individuals' health care costs

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing has pledged to ease the financial burden of health care on individuals by 2015 through a series of reforms, including increasing government spending. Each individuals' share of medical bills will be cut to below 30 per cent, according to the 12th five-year plan on enacting health care reforms, which was published on Thursday. Most ...

  3. Meeting public sector demands

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Working in a profession where the health of senior citizens is a priority demands a great understanding of how to meet the demands made on the public sector. Winnie So Wing-yan, an executive officer with the Department of Health, decided to study a Master of Science in Management (Public Sector Management) at PolyU, as one of the best ways of gaining a better insight into how ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing to boost health care spending

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing also pledges to improve key health indicators, with life expectancy up and infant mortality down Expenditure on health care will be increased Beijing has pledged to increase government spending on health care and improve key health indicators to the standard of developed countries by 2020, the Ministry of Health said in a report ...

  5. HK must set aside cash now to meet future health costs

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... relatively little on public health care. In 2009, government spending on health came to just 2.4 per cent of Hong Kong's gross domestic product. As the first chart below shows, that's exceptionally low by the standards of other developed economies, which typically spend anything between 7 and 9 per cent of their GDP on public health care provision. But Hong Kong's modest health ...

  6. Mass exodus of public sector doctors is a cause for concern

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the public health-care sector is drained of experienced professionals, simply because every employee is looking at forced retirement at the age of 60. At that age, doctors would be less likely ... I am concerned about health care for the less privileged in Hong Kong and about a disturbing trend that is developing. Over the past year I think people have become increasingly aware ...

  7. Public doctors call for flexible hours to solve overtime crisis

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... this could be done. A total of 165 doctors sued the authority for payment of overtime, rest days and public holidays. The High Court ruled in March that they could claim compensation for working on rest days and statutory holidays but they could not expect compensation for overtime. The judgment said a monthly $3,500 honorarium paid to public doctors compensated them for their overtime ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Use reserves for housing and health, says Goodstadt

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong could afford to use its huge fiscal reserves to spend more on tackling long-term problems such as housing and health care, the pre-handover government's top ... would say so.' In an oblique reference to the present Central Policy Unit's heavy reliance on opinion polls, he said he and his colleagues at the unit did not try to follow public ...

  10. Overwork is a serious health risk

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Huang The sudden death of Pan Jie, a 25-year-old auditor at the Shanghai branch of PricewaterhouseCoopers- one of the 'big four' accounting firms- has triggered public ... as quickly as possible, and make reasonable requests to my boss according to the workload and my health,' he said. 'Work is endless... The most important thing is that we should put our ...




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