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  1. See big picture on public health care

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Our public hospital system is far from broken, but it could easily get that way without health care reform. Chronic shortages of medical staff, the increasing pressures of an ageing ... the public health sector provides a good standard of care at exceptionally low prices for all residents, regardless of income. Given the strains being experienced, it is an unsustainable situation. ...

  2. public health

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is the problem in monitoring the safety of Chinese medicines? a. Health authorities have been slow in getting Chinese medicine registered. b. Officials do not examine product safety and ingredients ...

  3. Public health law 'big' weapon for officials

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A new law that took effect in Hong Kong in July last year could become a powerful weapon for the government to combat a flu pandemic. Undersecretary for Food and Health Gabriel Leung said yesterday that the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance gave the government legal power to impose stringent public health measures in case of an emergency. If Hong Kong needed ...

  4. Defining the failure of public health

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Anthony Hedley

    ... Anthony Hedley The public health function in any jurisdiction is concerned with the achievement of social justice. Modern public health is a multi-disciplinary science that aims to develop ... Governments should recognise that they will eventually be forced into action when they recognise that the problems will bankrupt public sector health services. However, recognition of community costs ...

  5. Guangdong to invest $1.4b on public health

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... in fighting Sars and said the public health system had room for improvement. Ms Lei said the new centre would be used as the headquarters in handling any emergencies. About 40 million yuan would ... officials to improve the public health system during his surprise visit to the province in April, when the Sars outbreak was at its peak. The first case of Sars was reported in November ...

  6. Birds, mice and other public-health risks

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... health crisis over bird flu can only be described as an unfortunate coincidence. The operation was a dress rehearsal for the transport and future incineration of the toxic substance extracted from the Disney theme park construction site. But civil engineering department officials could not have known that it had all the ingredients to be the prequel to the current health and food ...

  7. Public health set for reform

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... But private doctors worry the delay in the government's health-care reform and the public hospitals' fees review may mean the authority has to resort to providing more private services ... for more autonomy. He hoped the government's health-care reforms would consider options for co-operation between the public and private sector. 'There has been a lack of co-operation. ...

  8. Health officials warn public about dengue fever

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.51pm: Hong Kong's health officials on Thursday warned the public about dengue fever, after four districts in the territory recorded high mosquito numbers ... breeding under the rainy season. He advised the public to: Inspect their homes and surroundings weekly to remove potential breeding grounds; Scrub vases and pot plant saucers once a week; Dispose ...

  9. Traditional medicine deserves role in public health system

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ill, only a selected number of public hospitals with links to welfare groups provide out-patient clinical services in traditional medicine, and none provides in-patient treatment. As a result, ... it will be extended to other hospitals. Even so, the Public Doctors' Association has expressed its reservations. Considering the dominance of western doctors in Hong Kong's medical establishment, ...

  10. 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, ...




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