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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. Public deserved better from their health chiefs

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Two anonymous letters appeal for the health-care chiefs who have resigned under pressure following the Legislative Council Sars report. The letter 'Don't politicise Sars' ... senior health-care personnel, we deserved better results. The letter 'Who will keep us safe?' (July 24) has insulted not only the collective intelligence of the community, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Families eschew public transport for private cars

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mainland roads are becoming less lethal. In 2003, roads in mainland China had a reputation for being among the world's most dangerous. A World Health Organisation study released that year ... of Public Security said the annual death toll for the year was 73,484. Yang said drivers allowed into Hong Kong in future were likely to be highly qualified people who would tend to alter ...

  7. Shenzhen opens its health-care services to HK residents

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Hong Kong residents living in Shenzhen will soon be able to join the city's public health-care scheme and enjoy cheaper medical services. Shenzhen Health Bureau director Jiang Hanping said the city would allow people from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan living in Shenzhen to join its public health-care scheme, allowing them the same benefits as other ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Health system needs foreign cash: minister

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... minister said. Gao Qiang said the Ministry of Health would cut the number of public hospitals and clinics to focus its resources on helping the poor. 'At the moment we have too many public ... of public medical services. At the same time, health authorities are struggling to find money to improve the system. Government funding of the health sector dropped from 6 per cent of total ...

  10. 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 ...




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