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  1. I have no regrets, says departing hospitals chief

    Posted Dec 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... and the authority's handling of the epidemic. Former health minister Yeoh Eng-kiong and former Hospital Authority chairman Leong Che-hung also quit. Meeting the press yesterday before his departure at the end ... broke into tears in front of cameras in July when Dr Leong announced his resignation. 'At the time, we had two leaders of the health-care system [Dr Leong and Dr Yeoh] leaving. I felt very ...

  2. Award for Yeoh?

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should Yeoh Eng-kiong, who resigned as health minister after the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome- Sars- receive an award in Hong Kong's July 1 honours list, as is expected? Share your views: write to us ...

  3. Who's accountable?

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Health Minister Yeoh Eng-kiong says former health director Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun was professionally responsible for the handling of the Sars crisis. Who do you think should be held accountable? Share your views: write to us. ...

  4. Battle against Sars

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the article headlined 'Sars panel finds fault but not blame' (October 3). Let's assume that Dr Yeoh Eng-kiong, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food, and his ... Yeoh's job, I can do it better than he can'. All I have heard so far is 'Dr Yeoh must be shot'. Dr Yeoh is not the best person for the job, not by a mile, but in these past two ...

  5. Health officials refuse to rule out rise in medical fees

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... the authority's financial difficulties in preparing for a possible re-emergence of Sars when allocating funding. Speaking in Macau, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong said he had appealed to Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen for more funding for infection control measures. Dr Yeoh yesterday rejected a call for payments from the government's ex-gratia relief fund ...

  6. Emotional apology by health chief

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Tears welled in the eyes of health minister Yeoh Eng-kiong yesterday as he publicly apologised, for the first time, to the people of Hong Kong and the families of the 299 people killed ... he said. Dr Yeoh said that as a principal official he was willing to take full responsibility for the deficiencies exposed in the health system. But he repeatedly refused to say whether he ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Health chief to attend Sars meeting in Singapore Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong will travel to Singapore tomorrow for a three-day visit to discuss measures to control Sars and other communicable diseases. Dr Yeoh will meet Acting Minister for Health Shaw Boon Wan, Minister of State for Health Balaji Sadasvia and will visit Singapore's dedicated ...

  8. 'I quit to atone for sorrow over Sars'

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung Outgoing minister Yeoh Eng-kiong hopes that his departure will bring closure for the victims Outgoing health and welfare minister Yeoh Eng-kiong has revealed that the sorrow ... first in-depth interview since announcing his resignation in July, Dr Yeoh said he hoped his departure could bring closure to the tragic episode and help the Sars victims and their families put ...

  9. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... In Tuesday's story entitled 'More doubts cast on Tang's claims' on A5, Dr Yeoh Eng-kiong was quoted as saying 'Article 23 of the Basic Law was a major piece of legislation... but I do not recall anyone in the Exco making such remarks.' The quote should have been 'I do not recall anyone within the government making such remarks.' ...

  10. Yeoh exit highlights failure of the system

    Posted Jul 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The departure of health chief Yeoh Eng-kiong should bring to an end one of the most unhappy chapters in our city's history. His resignation was needed. It will now be much easier for the community to recover from the wounds inflicted by Sars. Dr Yeoh had said it was up to Tung Chee-hwa- not him- to decide whether he should go. In the end, it was the minister himself who forced ...




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