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  1. Public confidence in health secretary surges

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Public confidence in Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok has surged to its highest mark for more than a year in the wake of the swine flu outbreak. The popularity ... findings, the head of the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, Robert Chung Ting-yiu, said: 'According to our findings, the popularity of all government officials has gone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680100/public-confidence-health-secretary-surges
  2. Public health must be the priority

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government should have immediately issued a health warning to the public. That was the only responsible thing to do. But it was only a day later, after all the confusion over an abrupt halt of fish ... would best protect the health of Hong Kong citizens. The second course of action would see Hong Kong refrain from embarrassing the mainland- maintaining good ties with the powers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513224/public-health-must-be-priority
  3. Hong Kong can and should pay for good health care

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... squeezed out of the system and unable to enjoy health care because our public hospitals cannot cope with the rising demand. Such a scenario would only deepen existing social conflicts. Albert Cheng ... forecast a deficit of HK$8.5 billion last March. With so much money in the coffers, public attention will focus on whether the government can effectively allocate the windfall to benefit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991379/hong-kong-can-and-should-pay-good-health-care
  4. Health issues highlight lack of ministerial talent

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... official to reveal a health problem, being prompted by a newspaper report to confirm that he has been undergoing dialysis for months after suffering kidney failure. Suen says his public duties have ... to make known their illnesses as early as practicable. Some go further, demanding regular health declarations as adopted by some overseas countries. The public interest is paramount. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967196/health-issues-highlight-lack-ministerial-talent
  5. HK's disconnect in health and air policy

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... Markus Shaw Here's a direct question for the chief executive: 'Do you agree that air pollution is a serious public health issue?' If the answer is 'yes', then why ... pollution does not constitute a public health crisis? Please explain why you disagree with the Hong Kong Paediatric Society, Hong Kong Geriatric Society, Hong Kong Asthma Society, Hong Kong Society ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725363/hks-disconnect-health-and-air-policy
  6. Use reserves for housing and health, says Goodstadt

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong could afford to use its huge fiscal reserves to spend more on tackling long-term problems such as housing and health care, the pre-handover government's top ... would say so.' In an oblique reference to the present Central Policy Unit's heavy reliance on opinion polls, he said he and his colleagues at the unit did not try to follow public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966858/use-reserves-housing-and-health-says-goodstadt
  7. Confidence in health secretary up

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Public confidence in Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok has surged to its highest mark for over a year in the wake of the swine flu outbreak. The popularity ... was confirmed as the first person in Hong Kong with the swine flu strain. Public confidence in Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen rose by six percentage points, to 50 per cent, and his performance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680068/confidence-health-secretary
  8. Officials' health care at the heart of the matter

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... fully. The news of Tsang's ill health inevitably drew a lot of public concern and media attention because he is in charge of the city's economy. But the surgery he had was not really ... and is in charge of the government budget. He basically holds the lifeline to Hong Kong's economy, so it is only natural that his state of health has drawn so much public attention. But, these rumours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694657/officials-health-care-heart-matter
  9. Public Eye

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... walk the walk? We'll see. Why realtors are flat-out wrong Don't believe Public Eye when we say entrenched tradition rules in Hong Kong? Just look at how a handful of powerful ... developers to get away with it for so long? Yes, entrenched tradition. Bust it all up, Mr Chief Executive. We're fully behind you. Curtain falls on Rita's charade Here's Public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981654/public-eye
  10. Public broadcast discussion delay surprises lawmakers

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ...-care financing consultation paper was made public, expected next month. Mr Tsang told legislators he hoped the health-care financing consultation would occur this year. The administration, which earlier ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Denise Hung Sensitivity, complexity reason for postponement, says Tsang The government will postpone the release of a consultation paper on public service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/623416/public-broadcast-discussion-delay-surprises-lawmakers

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