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  1. Fascinating case study focuses on corporate social responsibility

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be unprofitable; the element of corporate social responsibility; the duty to protect shareholders' interests and the dimension of organisational behaviour. Some students take the 'strictly ...

  2. Legislators slam officials' response to viral outbreak

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hospital officials came under fire yesterday from legislators who criticised their response to a viral outbreak at Caritas Medical Centre that has infected 31 children. ... [about prompt responses].' Democrat Albert Ho Chun-yan said: 'The reaction was too slow. We think that the Hospital Authority should be more vigilant.' Liu Shao-haei, senior ...

  3. Should the government be responsible for helping people to stop smoking?

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Jeffrey Wong, Vanessa Lee

    ... Jeffrey Wong, Vanessa LEe Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week... Jeffrey Wong, Diocesan Boys' School I do not think the government should be responsible ... a restricted liberty in deciding to smoke- they are allowed to smoke, so long as they do not infringe anyone else's 'liberty' not to smoke. On the other hand, smokers must be responsible ...

  4. Better response to disease threat urged

    Posted Mar 07th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and the mainland. The association intends to submit the declaration to the World Health Organisation and to health authorities. They said public health policies needed revamping to take into account social ...

  5. Beijing public health system's emergency response too slow, say officials

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

    ... by an imbalanced investment in the health system between urban and rural areas; a weak response system to counter outbreaks of disease; a low standard of infrastructure in public health; a lack ... ambulances could respond to emergency calls within six minutes. That would be about half the current average response time. The plan also seeks to establish more clinics and to improve medical ...

  6. Official 'satisfied' at response on drug testing

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... government has the responsibility to get the drug-free message across to youth, but we also need to deploy the power in the community,' he said, referring to NGOs. A school drug-testing scheme ... four years. He also showed appreciation for organisations that used a gentle approach to teenage drug users. He said he had joined a team of social workers in making contact with teenagers ...

  7. 'I fully accepted responsibility'

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the overall total responsibility in terms of the impact on the total community and the other social systems was the chief executive's. I reiterated that the ultimate responsibility for health ... I stated in my opening remarks at the hearing last Saturday that I accepted fully the responsibility for the inadequacies in our health care system during the Sars outbreak. On Tuesday, I stated ...

  8. Study sounds alarm for social users of ketamine

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... to social drug users, who are more likely to combine alcohol and ketamine when socialising in entertainment venues than habitual users of ketamine, according to the officer in charge of a centre ... was necessary to determine how much alcohol and ketamine would kill a person, he said. A person would die if the brain cells responsible for controlling the heart and breathing were killed, he said. ...

  9. Hospital response inadequate: report

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... response to the December 20 medical emergency just outside one of its buildings, and contained recommendations on five areas to prevent a recurrence. Dr Ma refused to resign last night despite findings in the report that the hospital's response on several fronts had been inadequate. Yeung, who had suffered a heart attack, was found 'without pulse' by a passing surgeon two ...

  10. Health reforms won't cure wider social ills

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... But even the inhabitants of Beijing and the other big cities are still faced with the spiralling cost of health care. Their response has been to become habitual savers. They have no other option. ... of access to health care, providing yet more potential for social unrest. And with the slowdown exposing the mainland's dependence on exports to drive the economy, the government desperately ...




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