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  1. Letters

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be going at great speed towards its destination, but it will eventually crash. Lau Kwan-chi, Lam Tin Ill-equipped for mental health There is increasing public concern over the insufficient care ... international standards by taking responsibility, as owners and operators, to actively prevent their customers from smoking within the confines of their bars and restaurants and in all public areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719300/letters
  2. Tug of war over fixed-fee health packages

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... public consultation on the government's health-care reform. Health officials hope packaged services can increase fee transparency and encourage people to buy the government's voluntary ... medical care based on prices instead of patients' needs. The government wants to introduce a voluntary Health Protection Scheme to cover 300,000 to 500,000 people, covering packaged services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731308/tug-war-over-fixed-fee-health-packages
  3. Ministry of Health reopens investigation into suspect vaccines stored in Shanxi

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The Ministry of Health has reopened an investigation into whether improperly stored vaccines in Shanxi were linked to the deaths of four children and illnesses in 74 others following media reports and a public outcry. A group of eight experts has arrived in Shanxi to 'assist and guide the investigation' and will examine children said to have been affected. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709357/ministry-health-reopens-investigation-suspect-vaccines-stored-shanxi
  4. Man fined for rejecting health form

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A man was fined HK$500 yesterday for refusing to fill in his address and recent travel history on a health declaration form, a measure implemented by the Department of Health to tackle swine flu. Magistrate Don So Man-lung said the law aimed to ensure public safety and people had a responsibility to comply. Yip Lan-pan, 21, pleaded guilty to failing to comply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690770/man-fined-rejecting-health-form
  5. Animals in the service of human health

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor

    ... if many people sympathise with such a view, the terrorist tactics used by extremist animal rights' groups have led to dwindling public support. In February, for example, Mel Broughton, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685310/animals-service-human-health
  6. The mainland public defenders who want to reform the system

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Yirenping Centre, which was founded in December 2006 and assists Aids patients, provides legal aid to disadvantaged groups and campaigns on public health issues. On July 27, Beijing police ... said. 'They know how to take issues that touch the public, like the deterioration of the environment and corruption in education and health. In one way, the closure is a sign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691802/mainland-public-defenders-who-want-reform-system
  7. Celebrity priest's fall from grace one of many

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... dietary regimes also had much to do with a public health system that was too expensive and inaccessible. Sima Nan, a social critic and sceptic, said the likes of Li Yi and Zhang Wuben were just ... supernatural power and then exposed as phoneys. Li has been hiding from the public since he was accused by disciples and business associates of lying, publicity scams, business irregularities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722573/celebrity-priests-fall-grace-one-many
  8. Doctor suspended for alcohol-tainted syrup

    Posted Mar 10th 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... and sometimes fatal consequences,' she said. 'If not discovered by the Department of Health, a total of 14.4 litres of the unregistered drug could have been divided into many doses.' ... the negative publicity. 'He's no longer practising medicine,' he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740451/doctor-suspended-alcohol-tainted-syrup
  9. HKU loses top doctor, fuelling brain drain fear

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... serving the hospital would strengthen links between public and private health care. Dr Chu Kin-wah, a former consultant surgeon at Queen Mary Hospital, said a rigid pay system and heavy ... that a brain drain of experienced doctors will affect public services. Professor Raymond Liang Hin-suen, the head of the HKU medical faculty's bone marrow transplant team and former dean ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710267/hku-loses-top-doctor-fuelling-brain-drain-fear
  10. ICAC probe into former medical school boss

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... received public donations and sponsorship. It organises training for health care workers. A university spokesman and an ICAC spokeswoman declined to comment on the matter yesterday. In September ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704334/icac-probe-former-medical-school-boss

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