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  1. Health chiefs may set up food safety advice group

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... comprising medical and veterinary experts, food scientists, nutritionists and academics. They are expected to provide advice on setting food standards and conducting research on food safety. ... for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in the US and the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority in Singapore were government agencies. Meanwhile, the director of food and environmental hygiene, Gregory ...

  2. Drugs boss executed over fake medicine

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Beijing 'setting example for shaming nation' Former state pharmaceuticals chief Zheng Xiaoyu was executed yesterday as the central government stepped up its battle against unsafe food and drug products. The execution was verified and approved by ...

  3. Banned drug found in fish dish

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Malachite green, a banned veterinary drug, has been detected in a sample of Mandarin fish with pine nuts in sweet and sour sauce during a quality check at a restaurant by the Centre for Food Safety. The dish was being served at the Imperial Kitchen in the Lok Fu Shopping Centre. A food safety centre spokesman said although the chemical was banned, the detected level ...

  4. Medicine wards expand role of emergency rooms

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... emergency medicine wards to supplement emergency rooms. Patients who need treatment for one to a few days may stay in the emergency medicine wards instead of the general or specialised wards. Accident and emergency doctors will diagnose and treat the patients, with specialists. It is expected that the new emergency medicine wards will cut inpatient admission rates and relieve the burden ...

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    Letters Question, August 13, 2012

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cut-price help. Should the health minister increase the HK$100 fee for emergency ward consultations in public hospitals in an effort to deter people who do not require emergency treatment and thereby cut waiting time? ...

  6. Man sues after bone infection is missed

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A man who was left unable to lift his head is suing the Hospital Authority for negligence after doctors failed to diagnose that his neck pain was a result of an infection in his vertebrae, despite six visits to an accident ...

  7. Emergency rooms will not cope

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The number of mainland women giving birth using public emergency rooms has risen by almost 80 per cent this year, prompting hospitals to prepare contingency plans to handle the influx. Some mainland women have said they will rush to emergency rooms to giv ...

  8. 11 dead, scores sick, in Xinjiang food poisoning

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com At least 11 people were killed and more than 100 others fell sick on Friday in a massive case of food poisoning in the outskirts of Hotan in the restive region of Xinjiang, official media reported. As of Saturday evening, ...

  9. Homes for aged spread superbug

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee ella.lee@scmp.com The city's main disease-prevention agency is sending infection-control teams to homes for the elderly which have become a breeding ground for a deadly, drug-resistant superbug. Homes with poor infection control have become ...

  10. Mainland mothers in 'high-risk game'

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee ella.lee@scmp.com Mainland wives of Hong Kong men who say they will rush to emergency rooms to give birth because they cannot get beds in maternity hospitals will put themselves at even greater risk if they go to a hospital with no obstetrician o ...




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