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  1. Our duty to care for the elderly can be an opportunity for growth

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andrew Sheng Oscar Wilde said that the tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young. I belong to the baby-boomer generation, born between 1946 and 1965, that helped create an era of incredible economic prosperity and technological adva ...

  2. Beijing sets targets to stamp out syphilis

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The Ministry of Health plans to free the mainland of congenital syphilis in 10 years. The disease was eliminated 50 years ago but has made a ferocious comeback over the past two decades, with infection rates increasing by an average of 50 p ...

  3. Stamp of approval for Happy Valley hospital

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital has gained an international hospital accreditation- the first one in the city to get such recognition. Five local public hospitals are also under scrutiny from the Australian Council on Health Care Standards, ...

  4. Kickback culture must be stamped out

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to sort this out the government should consider tougher regulations. And if it is serious about health care being based on a public-private partnership, the kickback culture must be stamped out. ...

  5. Pirating of drugs 'a joke' that must be stamped out

    Posted Mar 16th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing Beijing has to end rampant rip-offs of patented medical technology on the mainland and make the rehabilitation of the medical-care system its most important public welfare undertaking, according to NPC and CPPCC delegates. Yu Baofa, ...

  6. Hospitals 'did their duty' in case of abandoned boy

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Hospitals carried out their jobs properly in the case of a three-year-old Guangxi boy who was discharged and then abandoned in a ditch by his parents because they could not afford swine flu treatment, Guangzhou health authorities say. Zhou Hongd ...

  7. Hotline flooded since tobacco duty raised 50pc in budget

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung The decision to raise the tobacco duty in the budget to discourage people from smoking seems to have had an immediate effect- a hotline that helps people kick the habit has ... Tsang Chun-wah announced the 50 per cent increase in tobacco duty in his budget speech on Wednesday. With immediate effect, the duty on cigarettes increased from around 80 cents per cigarette ...

  8. Night duties changes to cut doctors' work hours

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... of plans to cut working hours of doctors, some of whom work up to 36 hours without a break. The Hospital Authority is also considering a special allowance for doctors on off-site duties, as part ... doctors would be posted to the cluster's hospitals to clear up all surgery before 10pm every day, reducing demand for night operations and in turn the number of doctors on night duty ...

  9. Cut in alcohol duty raises student binge drinking concerns

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... budget, the duty on wine was cut from 80 per cent to 40 per cent, while the tax on beer was cut from 40 per cent to 20 per cent. Duty on spirits was unchanged. The next phase of the study, ...

  10. Doctors seek new night duty guidelines

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Lilian Goh

    ... Ella Lee and Lilian Goh Union wants 14-hour limit on shifts and pay reflecting late working arrangements Public doctors are fighting for a new night-duty system and flexible working hours to reduce their overtime. In their latest negotiations with the Hospital Authority, they have proposed no doctors work shifts longer than 14 hours and that payments for night duty more closely match ...




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