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  1. Transparency urged in search for Hospital Authority chief

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The Hospital Authority was urged yesterday to be transparent in the process used to choose its next chief executive and on the qualifications needed for the job. Chief ... need to look overseas or outside the authority.' Mr Pang said the authority should be open and transparent about the selection process because it was spending $27 billion ...

  2. Minister promises transparent panel

    Posted Mar 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez 13-member group set to plan policy and financing for health-care system Health chief York Chow Yat-ngok yesterday promised transparency in the work of a top-level policy ... and develop the service model for public and private health care. It would also propose long-term financing options. The work would be made 'as transparent as possible so people can voice ...

  3. Lawmakers relish new role with hospital authority

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Two lawmakers appointed to the Hospital Authority yesterday pledged to make it more transparent and to work for the interests of frontline workers and patients. Kwok ... would be more transparent and frontline workers and the public would be able to give their views on the authority's direction. 'After all, the Hospital Authority is funded by taxpayers ...

  4. Claims of doctors' kickbacks to be revisited

    Posted Oct 06th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Nick Gentle

    ... it was not vexatious or frivolous, not to look into the evidence. 'It is about trust and transparency,' Dr Mann said. 'Trust is an essential part of the moral contract between doctors and their patients. Patients deserve transparency regarding the basis on which decisions are being made regarding their health.' It was also a matter of grave public interest whether for any reason ...

  5. UN officials praise openness of Beijing

    Posted Nov 11th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... human pandemic, top UN health officials said. Concerns have been raised over the transparency of disease outbreaks on the mainland, particularly after Sars in 2003, when secrecy allowed its ... handling of Sars. Bernard Vallat, director-general of the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), said: 'China is transparent. We were notified of avian flu outbreaks ...

  6. Pandemic may destroy ecosystem: flu expert

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... not reported. He called for improved transparency to help control the spread of the virus. 'What I think we should have is the political will on the part of governments. 'I think we have to have a new 'glasnost', a new responsibility, and new openness. We have got to have an influenza transparency,' he said. Professor Shortridge also expressed concern that the virus ...

  7. New contract for hospitals chief

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... transparency in the contract process. 'If you renew Solomon's contract, you need to tell us why, what has been achieved, what has been included in his new contract?' Dr Kwok said. ...

  8. HK firms 'Asia's best' in corporate communication

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... in a full and transparent way. 'We looked at 80 of the biggest companies across Asia and looked at who was reporting the most. Hong Kong did quite well.' Although Hong Kong companies ...

  9. Child 'given disinfectant, not cough syrup'

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... mix-up at a Tung Chung clinic may have been given disinfectant alcohol instead of cough syrup, a source close to the investigation said last night. The doctor involved prescribed a transparent ... are looking into is that instead of the syrup, one or more patients were mistakenly given the alcohol,' the source said, adding both the alcohol and syrup were transparent. 'This would ...

  10. Criteria for travel alerts will be reviewed

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... The World Health Organisation will review its criteria for imposing travel advisories against countries. The United Nations health agency would set 'more objective, transparent and consistent criteria' for future travel advisories against countries or areas as a control measure against global epidemics, a senior official said. The WHO regional director for the Western ...




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