Alison Wiseman

Doctors complain of delays

DOCTORS have urged the Medical Council to speed up the issue of doctors' annual practising certificates.

Some doctors claim certificates have been issued as much as six months late and they fear that without one they are practising illegally.

Tuesday, 14 March, 1995, 12:00am

Clinics' queuing time falls

QUEUING time at all specialist clinics is on track to fall to an average of one hour within the target of five years, the chief executive of the Hospital Authority (HA) said yesterday.

Speaking at a year-end briefing, Dr Yeoh Eng-kiong said the average queuing time had already been cut from an average of 31/2 hours to within 11/2 hours.

26 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Warning on high-flying ventures for charity

I WAS prompted by Alison Wiseman's report on the Flying Eye Hospital (South China Morning Post, December 27) to share with your readers my experience.

Two years ago, a few of us in Hong Kong wished to collaborate with an international charitable organisation to raise funds to support a project to relieve famine in Africa.

3 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Advisers to lighten work load

THE ombudsman appointed legal and medical advisers for the first time yesterday as his office prepared for a bigger workload after being given wider powers.

Andrew So Kwok-wing said the two panels, each with 12 experts, would be called on to give independent professional advice.

1 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Doctor hits out at conviction

A DOCTOR who was wrongly convicted of performing an illegal abortion has accused the Judiciary of overlooking a gross miscarriage of justice in the High Court.

4 May 1994 - 12:00am

Breast-feeding rate 'hit by lack of leave'

WORKING mothers in Hong Kong often have to bottle-feed their babies because maternity leave is too short and there are too few work-based child-care centres, according to research at the Chinese University.

18 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

QE2's master misses the boat

PASSENGERS planning to board the cruise liner Queen Elizabeth 2 could find themselves stranded on the dock after the ship's master missed the advertising boat and failed to publicise details of the embarkation check.

28 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Drizzle puts a dampener on fireworks

BEDRAGGLED revellers put a brave face on a wet Lunar New Year fireworks display which some labelled a damp squib and said should have been postponed.

Despite heavy rain just before the big event, thousands lined the overpasses near the Star Ferry in Central and Tsim Sha Tsui to catch a glimpse of the 25-minute show, although vantage points were nowhere near crowded.

12 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Dummies seized

THOUSANDS of potentially deadly babies' dummies have been seized by customs officers after spot checks on 21 stores.

About 6,000 of the dummies, made in China and traded under the brand name Ivory, were confiscated by the Trading Standards Investigation Bureau after tests showed babies could suffocate if the dummies were swallowed.

10 Nov 1993 - 12:00am