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  1. 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. ...

  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. Revised laws urged for paid sick leave

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... The Employment Ordinance should be amended so employees isolated for public health reasons may be entitled to paid sick leave, law lecturer Anthony Law has suggested. Mr Law, of the Li Ka ... of quarantined employees, the law needed to be amended to make it more relevant to situations that may arise in the event of another outbreak. 'Although the Department of Health has issued ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Elderly population suffers effects of inadequate welfare

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into difficulties, said Ms Wang. In an effort to cut the cost of public health care, the central government is encouraging the population to take a greater interest in health issues and to be more aware ... Statistics Bureau this month have marked out China as one of the only developing countries in the world with an ageing population. But as things stand, the country's nascent health and welfare ...

  6. Officials to investigate if hospital doctors reported chickenpox case

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Health officials were trying to establish yesterday if doctors at a public hospital notified the agency about chickenpox cases at a shelter for foreign domestic helpers. A report yesterday said concerns were mounting about the health of domestic helpers at the packed Bethune House shelter after a two-year-old boy at the refuge caught chickenpox from another ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... was wonderful. That was my best job in public service... I did not have any environmentalists in my hair in those days. We were pulling down mountains. We were reclaiming seas. We were building our new ... outside the box.' World Health Organisation director-general and former Hong Kong director of health Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, proposing rich donor nations should pool their resources ...

  10. Council staff in the dark about computer law

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Survey finds they are unaware of the occupational health and safety measure designed to prevent work-related strain An alarming number of district and legislative council staff ... of the Occupational Safety and Health (Display Screen Equipment) Regulation. '[Working for] lawmakers themselves, they have the responsibility to know about the law,' said Wong Yin-yee, chairwoman ...




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