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  1. Health officer faces 11 ICAC charges

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The ICAC has charged a health officer with misconduct over bogus medical consultations and appointments. Michael Ho Hung-kwan, 43, who worked for Central Kowloon Health Centre, is facing two counts of misconduct in public office, three of fraud and six of access to a computer with criminal or dishonest intent between June 2007 and December 2008. Ho, who ...

  2. Case of flesh-eating fly triggers warning to public on hygiene

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Wounds and orifices of elderly or ill prone to infestation by larvae The public were urged to guard against flesh-eating flies last night after confirmation of an attack on a 78-year-old woman living in a home for the elderly in Sha Tin. The woman is now in a stable condition, according to the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health. The centre said she ...

  3. Sex pill illegally sold as health product recalled

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... purchased the product are advised to stop using it, dispose of the product or surrender it to the department's Pharmaceutical Service at the Public Health Laboratory Centre, 3/F, 382 Nam Cheong ... Mary Ann Benitez About 50,000 capsules of a sex pill are being recalled after health authorities found it was being illegally sold as a health product. The product was sold ...

  4. Balancing privacy with public's right to know

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People's right to privacy and the public's right to know are not necessarily incompatible, but they often coexist in a precarious balance. Fierce competition compels some news organisations to pursue cutting-edge exposes that clearly serve the public interest. But it can also lead to unethical practices and sensational reporting. The scandal over the celebrities' nude ...

  5. City Briefs

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hospital agency criticised over its private services Medical experts lashed out at the Hospital Authority yesterday for expanding private services in public hospitals, saying it was draining public resources. Medical legislator Kwok Ka-ki said it was harder for patients in public hospitals to get treatment from senior doctors, as more experts had been assigned to private ...

  6. Smoking exemption for bars needs policing fairly

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their customers not to light up. The law is not intended to ban the serving of food. It is a ban on smoking and it is needed to protect public health. The sooner bars apply the ban, the better. ... If there is any doubt that the government is responsive to public pressure, one needs only look at the way it drafts laws. These are frequently full of exemptions and grace periods. ...

  7. Girl nearly drowns in children's pool

    Posted Jul 30th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A seven-year-old girl nearly drowned at Kowloon Tsai Swimming Pool on Inverness Road in Kowloon City shortly before 2pm yesterday. A lifeguard rescued the girl, who was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical treatment. She was conscious ...

  8. Suspect held over beating after clash with restaurant smokers

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Police arrested a 51-year-old man over an assault on a group of celebrities and academics after they called on diners at a North Point restaurant to stop smoking. Veteran Diaoyu Islands activist Or Wah, who was badly beaten in the attack, said t ...

  9. Liquid lunches and the gumleaf mafia: a survivor's tale

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... the health of some, while others were brought low by controversy,' he wrote. During the tenure of the first director of public prosecutions, David Boy QC (1979-1982), the city was rocked ... Polly Hui Grenville Cross, the city's longest-serving director of public prosecutions, described his post in his article to the latest issue of Hong Kong Lawyer magazine as one ...

  10. Rule of law's health a matter of interpretation

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan To have faith in the principle of 'one country, two systems' before the handover was to take a leap in the dark. Since then the city has sought four interpretations of the Basic Law from Beijing. Legal experts agree the rule of law re ...




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