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Health Department

Breastfeeding awareness campaign ramped up

The Health Department has ramped up campaign on breastfeeding.

I refer to Ms Jane Parry's letter ("Health officials fail to emphasise importance of breastfeeding", February 7).

Tuesday, 19 February, 2013, 5:47am 1 comment

Health Department asked to step up controls over private hospitals

The Health Department has been asked to step up controls on private hospitals after an audit report showed that written warnings for serious irregularities were not issued.

15 Nov 2012 - 4:33am

Union Hospital built luxury homes on its land

Union Hospital (left) in Sha Tin turned part of its land into Hill Paramount luxury residential development (right). Photo: Sam Tsang

A private hospital built luxury housing on part of a piece of land it was granted for health-care use, the Director of Audit has found.

15 Nov 2012 - 4:35am 4 comments

Severe stress hits 1 in 15; turn new leaf, they're told

Under stress? Then drink green tea.

That is the advice of the Health Department for the more than 300,000 people said to be suffering from severe psychological stress.

A survey by the department found 6.7 per cent of the respondents suffered such distress, meaning they had temporary or long-term negative emotions.

23 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Drug surveillance 'should be improved'

26 Nov 2009 - 12:00am


Drug manufacturers need supervision

I was astonished to learn recently that the Health Department conducts inspections of drug manufacturers only twice a year.

Hong Kong also relies heavily on a single source for its drug supply. These things tell me the medical supervision system is not good enough.

20 Jul 2009 - 12:00am


Take the pressure off and relax

Teachers and students are under stress.

Students have academic pressure, peer pressure and worries about their future, while teachers are stressed about the curriculum reform and reduction of classes.

Knowing how to reduce pressure is vital.

Many people practise yoga and tai chi.

31 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Patients' details stolen from clinic

The personal data of 665 patients has been stolen from a Tuen Mun clinic, while it was revealed yesterday that a hospital also had lost patients' data.

In both cases the information had been stored on a USB flash drive.

The theft at the Tuen Mun Child Assessment Centre happened last Friday when a medical officer left the device in her unlocked office.

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Full morgue led to bodies stored on floor

The Health Department admitted four bodies had briefly been placed on the floor at Fu Shan Public Mortuary on Tuesday morning when it was busy.

The case came to light when some Chinese-language newspapers published a mortuary worker's complaint about the incident.

14 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

36 arrested in club drug raid after police follow their nose

Thirty people were arrested on suspicion of taking drugs after having their nostrils examined at a nightclub in Tsim Sha Tsui early yesterday.

A further six people were arrested for possessing dangerous drugs or drug-trafficking.

9 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Have your say

Aids education a priority

It is generally believed that Aids education among homosexuals should be improved since the incidence of HIV infections among men who have sex with men is escalating.

The Health Department has provided a filmmaker with funds to produce a 30-second advertisement to raise general awareness of Aids.

29 Dec 2006 - 12:00am