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  1. Official foot-dragging that's a hazard to public health

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to wrinkles- despite concerns about the health risks. There has been much public discussion about the gel. At least six Hong Kong women have lost their breasts after receiving PAAG implants. ... process, are designed to ensure fair play and adherence to the rule of law. They are important to Hong Kong. But where health risks are concerned it is also important that the process does not take ...

  2. Poor rating for public housing service

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam Public housing officials offer the city's least satisfactory government service, according to a Hong Kong Research Association's random telephone survey of 1,662 people this month. Rubbish recycling and public health care services are rated the next two least satisfactory items while the highest ratings cover electricity, water supplies and emergency ...

  3. Club co-operation vital for sake of our health

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on all days apart from those for racing have been provided for public use. Changing ways will not be easy, but must be done. For the sake of Hong Kong's health, the government has to give ... their amenities for recreational activities for a certain number of hours a week. Authorities had the provision included precisely because of the lack of public recreational facilities. It is a pay-off ...

  4. Public hospitals may act on mainland mothers

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee Public hospitals could slap a ban on treating mainland mothers-to-be who are not married to Hong Kong men, as the number of public-sector deliveries soars to a 10-year high. ... the authority reveal that the number of deliveries at public hospitals in January and February reached the highest monthly figure in a decade, confirming clinicians' concerns over the pressure ...

  5. We can learn from HK, says health minister

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... as a model for reforming its ailing health sector. Dr Chen said yesterday there were many good lessons the mainland could learn from Hong Kong. 'Big hospitals in Hong Kong are mainly public ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The mainland should learn from Hong Kong when reforming its health-care sector, according to Health Minister Chen Zhu. Speaking on the sidelines of the opening ...

  6. Public sector the safe haven

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau In uncertain times, it seems the best boss is still the mother of all employers: government and the public sector. In the case of Hong Kong, working with those who move money around is not bad either. An annual survey by the University Grants Committee (UGC), which allocates public funds to eight Hong Kong universities, shows that graduates of full-time UGC-funded ...

  7. New NPC deputies to focus on rural health care, environment

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... for 17 years, Professor Lam wants to push forward health-care reform in his new role. 'As a doctor I can help people,' he said. 'But on the NPC, I can make use of this platform ... of the public after returning from inspection tours to the mainland cities. But Professor Lam said an NPC office would facilitate communication between deputies and the public, adding that deputies ...

  8. Better health care from smaller Hospital Authority

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the lowest amounts. There are only four major flaws that require treatment: overdependence on public health care, the Hospital Authority's deficit, increasing demand for service, and low staff ... on the authority for all their health care. This leads to the public sector taking over 90 per cent of our health-care burden. Raising fees alone will not lower the dependence, nor the alleged misuse. ...

  9. Doctors owe the public for their years of training

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... qualifications, simply because their training has been funded with public money. DR JOSEPH LEE, Ap Lei Chau Not quite Broadway Your correspondent Jo McBride ('Numbers, please', March 25) seeks to compare the theatre-going public in New York and London with those in Hong Kong. Well, here are some figures for comparison. Both New York and London are cultural destinations in their own right. ...

  10. Stop blaming the poor for their fate and ill health

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... letter (October 13) about the plundering of New Zealand's public sector assets foretells Hong Kong's direction. He could also have mentioned the privatisation fest that asset-stripped the British public sector in the 1990s and how business interests now drive the political agenda in the UK, as they do in America and Hong Kong. RTHK Radio 3 broadcasts government messages on behalf ...




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