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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. 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. ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to make every effort to resolve major conflicts arising from economic and social development. Under the free market economy, the government is duty-bound to assume a more decisive and leading role to curtail unfair practices and to maintain a level playing field. The decision last year to levy extra stamp duties to temper with property prices was a step in the right direction, towards a fairer ...

  4. Drugs watchdog chief facing probe

    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Corrupt officials alleged to have rubber-stamped licences for new medicines without proper testing A former director of the State Food and Drug Administration, Zheng Xiaoyu, ... of duty. The drug administration, which oversees the approval of new drugs and medical equipment on the mainland, is among several central government agencies that have been targeted in the latest ...

  5. News - World - MEDICINE

    Deadly Sars-like virus takes toll on British family

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... and threaten me. They forced the hospital to terminate my contract," Zaki said. "It was my duty. This is a serious virus." ...

  6. Building trust with patients

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Feng Chi-Shun

    ... are assigned haphazardly to whichever doctors are on duty. In private practice, patients are inclined to clinic-hop whenever a quick cure is not in sight. But training more doctors in family medicine ... on ethics and bedside manners. Young doctors should be trained to practise medicine as a profession, not a business. The Medical Council should stamp out all unethical practices instead of waiting ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    We all need to be citizen scientists to guard our futures

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... With the government's own watchdog, the Advisory Council on the Environment, branded a rubber stamp, who is left with the task of really assessing the assessments? Green groups may critique environmental impact ...

  8. Small beer

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Legislative Council has approved cuts in duty on alcoholic drinks which were proposed in the Budget. Do you think this will lead to the price of alcohol actually going down in bars and restaurants? Write to us. ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    New government must be proactive in health care planning

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and fully take up job duties. Even worse, according to Hospital Authority statistics, more than 2,500 nurses will reach retirement age in 10 years. I expect the new administration to do more ...

  10. Doctors can't just look after their own

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... president Dr Choi Kin blames the Hospital Authority for a lack of flexibility. But doctors themselves have been accused of inflexibility in turning down duties that fail to meet their expectations or suit their convenience. Only 30 private doctors have taken up assigned duties, with 100 still awaiting a response, an authority source says. As a result, Choi has branded the scheme a failure. ...




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