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  1. 200 private doctors offer public services

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... the patient and may not consider applying any medication apart from some painkiller.' Professor Hui said Tamiflu would be used on high-risk patients with underlying problems such as heart ...

  2. Elderly care heavy burden for services, report finds

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Nearly half the old people in mainland cities no longer live with their children. Yet one in 10 in the vast greying population requires daily care, and services ... says more elderly people are living apart from their families. In cities, 49.7 per cent of elderly live independently- 41.4 per cent with spouses and the rest alone. The proportion is slightly ...

  3. Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai Where: 36 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai. What: The charity has been providing a variety of social services for residents of Wan Chai and Causeway Bay since 1982. Over the years, it has extended its services to provide psychiatric rehabilitation, childcare services, and assistance for the elderly, youth and families in Kowloon and New Territories. Its Integrated Mental ...

  4. Shared care programme deserves to be nurtured

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... a HK$300 government subsidy, for a private consultation. Apart from personal attention, they get what is so often missing in our health system- the possibility of an empathetic and warm ... The absence of that nurturing patient-doctor relationship marks our system apart from those in many other developed economies. About 90 per cent of residents go to public hospitals for care ...

  5. Medical services enter new era

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will provide coverage of fixed-priced in-patient services and insurers will have to guarantee renewals and will not be allowed to reject subscribers because of their old age or medical condition. ... regulating the prices and quality of private hospitals services. 'Overseas experiences show that once such an insurance scheme has attracted a large number of subscribers, services providers ...

  6. Private hospitals failing to deliver on maternity service

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... public hospitals short of staff. This has seriously affected the quality of services in maternity wards at eight of our public hospitals. Last week, a group of senior obstetricians at public ... babies born in public hospitals have mainland parents. The private sector could do more to help its public counterparts. Yet private hospitals are reluctant to improve their maternity services ...

  7. Stop the rot

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... government policy on oral health mainly stresses public education- which is why it is called 'prevention-based'. Apart from the dental care service for primary school children ... problems. In a study conducted by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service last year, 25per cent of grass-roots elderly had no teeth at all, and 33per cent had only one to 10 of their own teeth. ...

  8. Task force for mental health services urged

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... services but also housing, social welfare and employment for psychiatric patients. The College of Psychiatrists, the top training body for psychiatrists in Hong Kong, and the Patients' Rights ... the Hospital Authority has drawn up a five-year plan for public mental health services. Meanwhile, a government working group on mental health services has set out general principles, goals ...

  9. Rodents' valiant role in service of acupuncture

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Does acupuncture work? Millions of Chinese think so, as do many alternative medicine devotees. But hard-core Western science types have doubts. Even those willing to give it the benefit of the doubt have trouble stating how it might work in s ...

  10. Wen leads push for affordable medical services

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... affordable medical services. A meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao endorsed the guidelines 'in principle' and ordered each province to select a couple of cities or city districts to carry ... of government funding and medical service charges, according to a summary of the meeting reported by Xinhua. Local authorities should also come up with plans to facilitate partnership and division ...




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