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Chow Yat-Ngok

Hospital asked to explain boy's death

The health minister asked hospital chiefs yesterday to clearly explain the blunder that led to the death of a 13-year-old boy in August - but the boy's family said York Chow Yat-ngok was not doing enough.

Saturday, 8 October, 2011, 12:00am

Abuse 'under control'

The government has ruled out the possibility of setting up an animal police squad. It says such a squad is not necessary as an existing task force can deal with the problem.

In a Legislative Council meeting last week, Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said cases of cruelty to animals have been reported throughout the city.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

York Chow warns on altering maternity rules

The government would have to seek legal advice if it wanted to give priority in the use of obstetric services to mainland wives of Hong Kong men, the health chief said yesterday.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Database of mentally ill being considered

The Hospital Authority may set up a database of psychiatric patients, the health minister says.

28 May 2009 - 12:00am

New measures for further outbreaks to be aired this week

The initial victory in the fight against swine flu was an important aid for further planning, and new measures would be announced by this week, the health minister said yesterday.

10 May 2009 - 12:00am

Price of live pigs goes down, but shoppers pay more for pork

The wholesale price of pigs has gone down but shoppers are still paying more at the market.

The savings are not passed on to consumers because retailers are paying more for transport, salaries and rent, Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok told lawmakers yesterday.

6 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

School closures during flu crisis defended

York Chow Yat-ngok insists his decision to suspend schools last week to control the flu outbreak was correct and timely.

Dr Chow announced the closure of all primary schools and kindergartens late on March 12, hours after he had said there was no need to do so.

21 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Heavy caseload for doctor on his rounds

Who was the busiest man in town yesterday? Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok, quite possibly.

Dr Chow was fairly stretched as the release of the long-awaited consultation document on health-care reform came amid the influenza outbreak and the death of four children with flu-like symptoms.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Government doing developers' bidding over Ladies' Market

The government has no plans to lease 320 vacant stalls on Tung Choi Street, commonly known as Ladies' Street, in Mong Kok ('Hawker stalls to stay vacant', January 24). A key argument of the Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok is that leasing the vacant stalls might upset nearby shop owners.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Pork prices set to fall with deal to free up pig imports

Governments move to stabilise live-hog supplies to HK

The price of pork is expected to fall after Guangnan Hong was introduced yesterday as the city's second active agent for direct live mainland pig imports, breaking Ng Fung Hong's long domination. A third agent may also be introduced to encourage more competition.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am