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  1. No cure in sight for medicine institute

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan and Maggie Tam The government yesterday explained to lawmakers why it planned to shut the Jockey Club Institute of Chinese Medicine, once touted as the centre that would turn Hong Kong into a hub of traditional medicine. Describing the institute as mismanaged, wasteful and inefficient, Deputy Commissioner for Innovation and Technology Andrew Lai Chi-wah said it had ...

  2. Most want to see more traditional medicine, but few want to use it

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang An overwhelming majority of Hongkongers think the government is not doing enough to support traditional Chinese medicine - but just a quarter would go to a herbalist if sick. This is the paradoxical finding of a phone survey of almost 700 people by a political party late last month. More than 80 per cent said the government should do more to help Chinese medicine and a similar ...

  3. No sweet medicine for our inflation's ills

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Nai-keung The consumer price index has jumped: everybody knows this because it is eating into their wallets. Basically, there are just two factors: food prices and rent. Few have been screaming at landlords and property tycoons- all attention is on ri ...

  4. Medicine on hold as offer of aid fails to find takers

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang The Hong Kong Medical Association says it has supplies of medicine ready to donate to countries affected by the tsunami, but most governments have failed to reply to its ... donations through World Vision, which said yesterday it would accept any appropriate medicine. Kevin Chiu Wun-ming, chief executive officer of World Vision Hong Kong, said he had just returned from ...

  5. Elderly missing out on Chinese medicine clinics: survey

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung Elderly people are being denied the services of government-run Chinese medicine clinics, according to a survey. They either do not know about them or they are too far from ... half said they would if there was one nearby. More than half visited private clinics, with 40 per cent going at least once every six months. 'The elderly people believe in Chinese medicine ...

  6. City Digest

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 24 held after drug raids on Lantau Police arrested 25 people and seized 350 grams of ketamine, 20 water pipes and HK$40,000 in cash in several raids early yesterday in Tung Chung and Pui O on Lantau. Most of the arrests were made on Pui O beach where a pa ...

  7. Who said it?

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It feels a bit like Sars all over again A civil service unionist after the discovery of legionnaires' disease bacteria in the tamar office of Education Secretary Michael Suen (above) My brother is not a heroin user. He may be a party kid... but he wo ...

  8. Medical hub

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is concern that the government has failed to deliver on a plan, unveiled in 1998, to make Hong Kong a hub for traditional Chinese medicine. How can the plan be put back on track? Share your views: write to us. ...

  9. Who said it?

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... We have to put an end to this masquerade. You must march by the millions to free the destroyed towns Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appeals to his followers The government has been promoting organ donation but has never thought about what resources should be given to the transplant centres Professor Daniel Chan Tak-mao, chief of internal medicine at Queen Mary Hospital Our ...

  10. Flu response will test government's fitness

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Six years ago, Hong Kong was given the unwanted title 'a city of masks' by an international magazine as it was devastated by severe acute respiratory syndrome. Schools were closed. Tourists shunned the city. Expatriates sent their ch ...




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