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  1. Reward public doctors to halt exodus, pioneer says

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A brain drain of surgeons is affecting the quality of care of public medicine in Hong Kong, says the city's father of liver transplants. To keep more doctors from leaving, Professor Fan Sheung-tat proposes that public doctors be allowed to make extra money by treating private patients. At the University of Hong Kong, for which Fan is head of surgery for Queen Mary ...

  2. Don't undermine public's desire for democracy, US warns

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Richard Boucher, spokesman for the US Department of State, said nothing should undermine public aspirations. 'US policy has consistently been to support the aspirations of the Hong Kong ... by the Hong Kong people- which is democracy.' Mr Boucher's remarks are believed to be the first public reaction from a foreign government over intensifying reports that Mr Tung is about ...

  3. Public oversight

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the 2008 Olympics. There was only one area that concerned them: the environment- Beijing's Achilles heel. Beijing officials cited encouraging statistics from the World Health Organisation ... at the meetings. City officials dominated the proceedings, and the public was not allowed into the meetings. Chinese officials are improving their management of public issues, but one area where they need ...

  4. Public vs party on Japan issue

    Posted Apr 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with no regard for their own health or that of their sexual contact. Condoms merely encourage this irresponsible and disease-causing conduct. For decades, doctors and the media have warned people ... that their actions have consequences and that condoms are no panacea for sexual, health or moral problems. J. GARNER, Shamshuipo ...

  5. Busy nurses forced to sign false records, unionist says

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The Department of Health and the police are investigating allegations by a union leader that nurses at a leading private hospital are having to sign false clinical records because they are too understaffed to complete their duties. The hospital, St Teresa's, has rejected the allegations by Hong Kong Non-Public Organisations and Private Nursing Staff Association ...

  6. Medical forces join to defend use of drug

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... it was acceptable for the Hospital Authority to conduct the clinical trial. Its vice-president, William Chui Chun-ming, said the group did not agree with off-label use of Avastin in public hospitals, ...

  7. As old wounds heal, a healthy future beckons

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... University graduates to take up important posts in the government and health authorities. Traditionally, HKU medical graduates have occupied key positions in the profession, and its 'class ... microbiology department, Yuen Kwok-yung; the president of the College of Surgeons, Yeung Chung-kwong; cardiologist Lau Chu-pak; and a former president of the Public Doctors' Association, Lai ...

  8. Birth-swap man wants minister out

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Ng Yuk Hang

    ... and Health Bureau spokeswoman said monitoring and training of frontline staff in public hospitals should be enhanced. 'The Secretary for Food and Health was upset about the incident of mixing up ... Amy Nip and Ng Yuk Hang A man who was swapped shortly after his birth and has never found his real mother called yesterday for the health chief to step down after the latest baby-swap ...

  9. Officials urge calm over Sars fear

    Posted Dec 28th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on travel to and from Guangzhou. Meanwhile, he called on Hong Kong people travelling to Guangdong to take the necessary precautions. 'The public should ... Patsy Moy As authorities await the results of tests on a suspected new case of the virus, Guangzhou is praised for its prompt response and the public is urged to maintain good hygiene ...

  10. Hunan limits patient's details

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Hunan health authorities confirmed a swine flu case yesterday, bringing the number of known infections on the mainland to 12. But unlike previous reports, which have revealed patients' family names and travel activities, the Hunan provincial officials withheld most of the patient's personal information.The public was only told that the man, 19, had been studying ...




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