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  1. Ambulances set to limit patient trips to nearest public hospital

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Ambulances will only take emergency patients to the nearest public hospital from the start of next month. Patients' requests to be taken to private hospitals would ... generally took patients to the nearest public hospital but were willing to consider some exceptional requests. Wat said there was no strong opposition to the measure from patients during the grace ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728633/ambulances-set-limit-patient-trips-nearest-public-hospital
  2. HIV activists take on court of public opinion

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and got the job offer. However, his mandatory pre-hiring health check in July came back positive for HIV. He was devastated to learn he had contracted the deadly virus, but he had a more immediate worry - keeping the job. Xiao decided to sue the Education Department in Anqing , Anhui, because it withdrew the job offer after the health check. Tian and Xiao are part of a new generation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725413/hiv-activists-take-court-public-opinion
  3. Health chief in the dark on ant outbreak

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam York Chow only learned of problem when it was disclosed publicly on Monday Hong Kong officials have confirmed they were only formally told of the red fire ant outbreak in Guangdong the same day it was publicly announced across the border. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said he only learned about the red fire ants on Monday. 'We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487044/health-chief-dark-ant-outbreak
  4. Tree-planting campaign to help raise environmental awareness among public

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Students are invited to take part in an activity which aims to raise awareness of the need to protect trees and the health benefits of hiking. Friends of the Earth (FoE) is inviting young people to plant tree seedlings at Tai Lam Country Park next month. The First Tree-planting Challenge will be held on May 5. It will be divided into two categories- a Youth Team ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497105/tree-planting-campaign-help-raise-environmental-awareness-among-public
  5. Suspected fire ants found at public housing estate

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan, Martin Wong, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Felix Chan, Martin Wong and Mary Ann Benitez Pests are here to stay, health secretary warns, and anteaters are no solution The invasion of red fire ants may have reached a residential estate as ants- believed to be the same species- were seen at a Tin Shui Wai public estate yesterday. Eighty-three more anthills were also found yesterday, bringing the total to 282 across Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487825/suspected-fire-ants-found-public-housing-estate
  6. In Brief

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Acting health chief apologises for mortuary mishap Acting Secretary for Food and Health Professor Gabriel Leung yesterday made a public apology after a hospital assistant at Princess Margaret Hospital left a dead baby on a mortuary trolley exposed overnight instead of putting it into refrigerated storage. The incident happened last month. The health chief said he was saddened ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728330/brief
  7. In Brief

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Acting health chief apologises for mortuary mishap Acting Secretary for Food and Health Professor Gabriel Leung yesterday made a public apology after a hospital assistant at Princess Margaret Hospital left a dead baby on a mortuary trolley exposed overnight instead of putting it into refrigerated storage. The incident happened last month. The health chief said he was saddened ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/728399/brief
  8. Call for ambulances to serve private hospitals

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... about 200 patients asked to be taken to private hospitals, but most of their requests were denied. As public medical services become increasingly strained, health authorities have been aiming ... the Medical Association and several legislators say the present system denies patients the right to prompt specialist care and emergency operations. Public ambulances, which are run by the Fire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738826/call-ambulances-serve-private-hospitals
  9. Staff raise fears over new ambulance system

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said. Only 24 operators were on duty at any time and their duties included dispatching fire engines and ambulances, as well as handling public inquiries, including fire safety complaints, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685746/staff-raise-fears-over-new-ambulance-system
  10. Valued fungus boosts health, helps restore vigour

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... excellent healing powers and is free from side-effects. Lingzhi has been said to provide energy, help women gain a glowing complexion, restore health to the elderly and bring about longevity. Now, ... series, which won the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Gold Award for three consecutive years in the health supplement category. Other products include the Chinese vitamins Vita-CM series, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675943/valued-fungus-boosts-health-helps-restore-vigour

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