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  1. Health-care plan targets workers, say protesters

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... The government launched a three-month public consultation on the reform in March and proposed six financing options: social health insurance, out-of-pocket payments, medical savings accounts, voluntary ... to the Central Government Offices to voice their objections. Mr Tam called on the government to consider raising profits tax and salaries tax for the highincome group to help subsidise public health ...

  2. Shenzhen opens its health-care services to HK residents

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Hong Kong residents living in Shenzhen will soon be able to join the city's public health-care scheme and enjoy cheaper medical services. Shenzhen Health Bureau director Jiang Hanping said the city would allow people from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan living in Shenzhen to join its public health-care scheme, allowing them the same benefits as other ...

  3. Employers urged to keep health benefits

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... a mandatory medical fund.' Another caller said the existing system was already adequate, given that poor people could obtain public medical services while the rich could pay for private health ... Paggie Leung Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok yesterday urged employers to maintain existing health-care benefits for their employees even after mandatory health care ...

  4. Social workers prone to mental-health woes

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Increased workloads and job uncertainty are behind the problem, a survey finds Almost half of Hong Kong's social workers are at risk of developing mental-health problems, a survey has ... Chi-kwong, who represents the social welfare sector. In the first study of its kind for the sector, Mr Law's office sent questionnaires about a variety of mental health issues to more than 8,000 ...

  5. Entertainment workers rally over workplace smoking ban

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... in their workplaces. Some puffed cigarettes during a two-hour rally from Chater Garden, before stubbing them out as they marched to the Murray Building where the Health, Welfare and Food offices are housed. It took less than 15 minutes for the protesters to hand in their letters to a representative of the Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food, York Chow Yat-ngok, and then turn back to Chater Garden. ...

  6. Sars fears as nurses take early retirement

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... With more than 1,300 medics leaving, there are grave concerns about the city's ability to cope with a fresh outbreak More than 1,300 public health-care workers, most of them nurses, ... retirement scheme at the end of last year for non-civil-service staff, while the government offered a second scheme for civil servants working for the authority and the Department of Health. Figures ...

  7. Use medical savings for insurance: report

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... being put forward by a pro-government think-tank. The Bauhinia Foundation's final report on health-care reforms, due out on Friday, is viewed as a move to test public sentiment before ... to save,' Mr Pang said. Bill of health Projected health-care spending as a percentage of total public expenditure by 2030 26.5% SOURCE: BAUHINIA FOUNDATION ...

  8. Public Eye

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... companies and the thousands of factories - many Hong Kong-owned - on the mainland. These prime polluters are members of the chamber of commerce. Public Eye applauds any pressure on the government ...

  9. Firms have two weeks to ensure computer safety

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Employers who fail to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health (Display Screen Equipment) Regulation, passed in April last year, face fines of up to $50,000. Employees who fail to co-operate could be fined up to $10,000. Karen Hui Yu-ling, a senior programme co-ordinator at the trade-union-funded Hong Kong Workers' Health Centre, said: 'We think Hong Kong is a little slow ...

  10. Health scheme insurers would face tight rules

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The government will impose conditions on insurance companies if plans for mandatory health insurance or a mixed insurance and savings scheme under its health reform proposals ... would include what procedures the policies covered. The two plans are among the six proposed policies listed in the health-care reform document. The mixed insurance and savings plan, called ...




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