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  1. Poor rating for public housing service

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam Public housing officials offer the city's least satisfactory government service, according to a Hong Kong Research Association's random telephone survey of 1,662 people this month. Rubbish recycling and public health care services are rated the next two least satisfactory items while the highest ratings cover electricity, water supplies and emergency ...

  2. Hu stresses 'public service' need

    Posted Feb 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a 'service-oriented government'. Speaking at a meeting of the Politburo yesterday, Mr Hu repeated the term 'public service' nearly 20 times. He said building a government that could most ... into the public service sector. A social welfare system that provided equal coverage to all Chinese would be established as soon as possible, he said. Analysts said the 'service ...

  3. Campaign for public dental services

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The legislator for the medical sector, Kwok Ka-ki, and the Hong Kong Dental Association have urged the government to include oral health in its health-care reform consultation and set a long-term plan for public dental services. Dr Kwok suggested providing the elderly with dental vouchers, allowing them to see a dentist of their choice at a discounted price. He said ...

  4. Campaigner deems crusade a matter of public service

    Posted Jun 21st 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... crusade as a 'public service' and claims he has learned and benefited more from his activism than he has lost. He is particularly active on the Aids prevention front as a member ...

  5. Officials told to improve services to the public

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Mainlanders will enjoy better residential communities in the future, with local governments being ordered to improve public services in an effort to ease social conflict. ... and are encouraged by the government to form chain stores. Ge Daoshun, a researcher at the public policy research centre of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, said China's community service ...

  6. Vital signs good for public health service

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's public health services. This much is reassuring. But a workable solution will be found only if the government is able to master the art of consultation and persuasion. We do not need to ask the public what it wants from the health system. The community already enjoys high-quality services at low prices. It will not be inclined to vote for radical reforms, especially ...

  7. Media relationship in public's interest

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... For many years, internal guidelines have not required the Fire Services Department to tell the media- meaning the public- about ambulance calls unless at least eight people are injured ... It is in the public interest for the relationship between the media, the police and emergency services to be nurtured by trust and communication. ...

  8. Public interest is review's priority

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... service panel meeting yesterday. A panel review committee will report to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen after a number of public forums and consultations with civil service groups. ... Eva Wu Personal interest cannot override public interest when directorate-level civil servants apply for private-sector jobs after they have retired, executive councillor Ronald Arculli ...

  9. Physical and mental fatigue may affect public doctors' judgment

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... We are writing in our personal capacity as senior doctors in internal medicine with both clinical and managerial duties. We feel obliged to bring to the attention of the public the concerns expressed by public hospital doctors over their overwhelming workload and manpower shortages. The debate over doctors' working hours and compensation for overtime might have given ...

  10. Battered wives call for better social services for those at risk

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A group of battered wives has called for more specialised social services to be made available to at-risk women because they say understaffed family service centres have failed to help them secure a home away from abusive husbands. The Social Welfare Department is to report to lawmakers today about the progress of a review of the operations of 61 family service centres. ...




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