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  1. Comment - Letters

    HK should subsidise flu vaccinations otherwise scheme is not effective

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Subsidise flu vaccine for all astake-up is too low to be effective In a television interview on August 5, Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man made no mention of strategies in preventive medicine. Influenza resulted in almost 400 intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and 227 deaths in Hong Kong from January to June. SAR citizens are not adequately protected from influenza. ...

  2. Government to subsidise children's flu vaccinations

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The government has finally decided to subsidise flu vaccinations for 300,000 children aged two to six, amid growing public calls for an expansion of its early-childhood immunisation programme. But Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said yesterday that a decision had yet to be made on whether the vaccinations would be fully or partially subsidised ...

  3. Subsidised nursing courses on offer

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Applications for admission to a two-year, full-time, fully subsidised, enrolled-nurse training programme opened yesterday. The Social Welfare Department will fully subsidise the HK$50,000 tuition. Over-18s with a Form Five education may apply for the 110 places, but they must serve in the welfare sector as an enrolled nurse for at least two years after completing ...

  4. Subsidised overuse of antibiotics brewing superbug perfect storm

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... he had been admitted into a government-subsidised insurance programme. 'I asked the doctor if I had the flu and he said 'maybe'. I told him that I was insured and he gave me ...

  5. Subsidised health-care savings for poor urged

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Lilian Goh

    ... essential services and a safety net of highly subsidised services. The second pillar, with a 50-50 spilt in funding between government and patients, would provide choices for better treatment ...

  6. A question of leverage

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan Most people have arches on their feet. An arch is the gap between the inner side of the foot and the ground when you're standing. Not all feet are made equal Flat feet is when the foot doesn't have a normal arch. If the whole foot touches the ground and there's no gap at all when you're standing, then you have flat feet. Flat feet can affect one ...

  7. The unpleasant truth about growing old

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... children have grown up and moved away to find work. They want to come back, but find home prices unaffordable. There are no tailor-made flats for the elderly in the private market, apart from subsidised rental homes and care centres. Our projects fill the gap.' Both sites will provide homes of 500sq ft to 1,300sq ft for long-term lease, not for sale. The Tanner Hill project ...

  8. Psychiatric patient sets husband alight in flat

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com A woman with a history of mental illness doused her husband with kerosene and set him alight while he was asleep at their home in Tai Po. The man, 70, suffered severe burns over 40 per cent of his body. He was in cri ...

  9. Expat's body found in flat with head injuries

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Police are investigating the death of a South American expat after he was found with head injuries at a flat in Mid-Levels. A call was made to emergency services in English at 8.20pm saying the man had fallen sick at the flat in Cheong King Court, in High Street. He was confirmed dead at the scene by an ambulance crew. Officers found his injuries suspicious ...

  10. letters

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... queues outside public hospitals. They need to go to public hospitals because they cannot afford private care. A solution would be for the government to subsidise medical care for the elderly so ... Affordable housing is a topic that greatly concerns Hong Kong people. Owing to the rapid increase in flat prices, both low-income and middle-class people are struggling to buy their own property. ...




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