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  1. Emergency-ward birth fees set to be doubled

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong from next year would be granted right of abode. Concerns have been raised about the increasing number of mothers-to-be who overstay without having pre-natal checks, then call an ambulance ... not paying their bills, while the figure for the current year is around HK$4 million. Meanwhile, the Department of Justice has scrutinised a private members' bill to restrict abode rights ...

  2. Pregnant freeloaders running out of time

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui $20,000 hospital fee will ease burden caused by mainlanders A plan aimed at stopping pregnant mainlanders from skipping out on Hong Kong public hospital bills will be enforced from next month, health chiefs have revealed. From September 1, ...

  3. talk back

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Is it fair to charge mainlanders more for maternity services? Mainland mothers come to Hong Kong to give birth so their children gain right of abode. There are two issues: preventing ... their hospital bill is paid, withhold their child's birth certificate until payment is received. If their child's claim to right of abode is threatened, they will certainly pay. Dr N. Yuen, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical services dumped as pillar industry, says minister Ko Wing-man

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... of women seeking right of abode for their children was blamed partly on private hospitals that invested heavily in obstetric wards, charging outsiders as much as HK$100,000 for a birth. Ko also ...

  5. New health chief's prescription

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mothers which stemmed from the right of abode [for their babies]. The root is outside the health care system. Private hospitals are not to blame for the influx problem; they have been passive ...

  6. Stand by me

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Few of us can comprehend what life is like for people coping with schizophrenia and other psychiatric problems. Even immediate family members may fail to empathise, as Cheung Yuk-way can testify. She became concerned when he ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and financial pitfalls of awarding new private hospital franchises and C.Y. Leung's questionable authority to stop Hong Kong-born children of non-permanent-resident mothers seeking right of abode ... children of non-permanent-resident mothers do not have right of abode- in line with international practice. If mainland mothers continue to flock to Hong Kong to deliver their babies, ...

  8. Hospitals wary over births 'zero quota'

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... birth at private hospitals next year. He also said children born to mainland parents would not be guaranteed residency and has suggested he will tackle the right of abode issue through legal ... The first priority for the new government, Chow said, would be to inject more resources into both the private and public medical sectors in the right balance. Referring to Leung's proposed zero ...

  9. Non-local mothers may just dial 999

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... children should have the right of abode here and our wives should be entitled to medical services in Hong Kong,' he said. Lam said the number of women showing up in emergency rooms when ... and private hospitals is capped at 34,400, a family rights group said after the health minister announced birth quotas. Under the system, 3,400 places at eight public hospitals will be allocated ...

  10. Researchers warn over birth-fee rise

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... between April 16 and May 22. The survey showed that more than 40 per cent did not attend pre-birth care. Just 16.2 per cent of the mainland mothers gave birth to try to obtain the right of abode ...




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