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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shooting of police gun at hospital raises safety concerns

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... shots were fired and the officer was wounded in the arm, is an example. That it took place in a public hospital accident and emergency unit, scattering people waiting for treatment, heightens concern. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt, although the officer was admitted to hospital. Five other shots hit the walls before the man was subdued with pepper spray. Under police guidelines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1595597/shooting-police-gun-hospital-raises-safety-concerns
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Foreign health funding can help to raise standards on mainland China

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Beijing has taken a step in the right direction with a pilot project to allow fully foreign-funded hospitals to set up in seven cities or provinces, including Guangdong, to improve services ... doctors will attest to the regulatory barriers to opening practices. Insufficient funding leads to hospitals and doctors imposing surcharges on examinations and drugs, excessive medication and fee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1585424/foreign-health-funding-can-help-raise-standards-mainland
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Relax labour laws to help city

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Relax labour laws to help city The latest official study of Hong Kong's future manpower needs estimates a net shortage of 118,000 by 2022, partly because of a mismatch between job skills required and education levels. Manpower projections have proved wide of the mark in the past. Given dependence on assumptions that may become outdated, and that unions see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1589567/relaxing-labour-importation-laws-will-benefit-hong-kong
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tighten dentistry school rules

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tighten rules for dentistry school Teaching hospitals lie at the heart our public health system. They not only train our future doctors and dentists, but they provide affordable access to large, well-equipped institutions for people of limited means, including many elderly. An example is the Prince Philip Dental Hospital in Sai Ying Pun, run by the University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581272/after-water-contamination-blunder-tighten-regulation
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Put patients first in staffing crisis An expert British task force advised the Hospital Authority two years ago that Hong Kong must ease restrictions on overseas recruitment of doctors because a staffing crisis in our public hospitals posed a threat to patient safety. At the time the hospitals, which treat 90 per cent of patients but employ only 40 per cent of the city’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578816/put-patients-first-medical-staffing-crisis
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Medical sector needs greater transparency

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Transparency the best remedy Five years ago a sustained rash of medical blunders prompted the authorities to send special teams into our hospitals to monitor compliance ... other measures to restore public confidence, such as prompt reporting and follow-up of what the Hospital Authority called "sentinel" incidents involving patient safety. For a time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575672/greater-transparency-best-remedy-ills-medical-sector
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Striking lifeguards must get back to work

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... pools, hiking trails and other quality recreational facilities attract as many locals as foreign and mainland tourists. But the lifeguard union's suggestion that mainland swimmers have poor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567219/striking-lifeguards-must-get-back-work-and-negotiating-table
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must help to contain Ebola

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... international airport and died in hospital of Ebola. As virologists have pointed out, he might have gone anywhere within an incubation period of up to 21 days. It is therefore reassuring that Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1563709/world-must-help-contain-ebola
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A prosperous China is good for the European Union

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Prosperous Chinais good for the EU President Xi Jinping could not have timed his European trip better. With relations between the European Union and Russia fraught over Crimea, the 10-day visit offered Brussels a welcome diversion and perhaps a solution. For China, there was the opportunity to strengthen economic and diplomatic relations. The billions of euros ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1466558/prosperous-china-good-european-union
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Keep zero-birth quota on track

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... With the zero-birth quota for non-locals taking effect from January, more mothers-to-be may sneak in and show up for birth at the last minute. The concerns are shared by private hospitals, which have stepped up measures to deter abuse of emergency facilities. For instance, Union Hospital is introducing a hefty surcharge up to HK$170,000. It will also report cases to the police to see whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1077353/keep-zero-birth-quota-track

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