• Mon
  • Sep 22, 2014
  • Updated: 6:49pm

Health in Hong Kong

Chinese medicine ready for global prescription

The World Health Organisation and the city's Department of Health yesterday launched their first collaboration on traditional Chinese medicine.

Thursday, 10 May, 2012, 12:00am

Test overseas medics, doctors say

A petition urging the Medical Council to require overseas doctors working in Hong Kong to pass an examination has been signed by nearly 800 of the city's 11,000 registered doctors.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Overseas doctors should be put to tried and true test of medical standards

According to a Hospital Authority press release (September 21), 29 overseas 'doctor candidates have been assessed to be eligible for further processing to address the acute manpower shortage in certain specialties in public hospitals'.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese medicine poisoning sparks alarm

More than 100 patients of five Chinese medicine clinics have been told to stop taking a Chinese medicine, rhizoma ligustici, that may contain toxic levels of aconitine, sometimes known as the 'queen of poisons', a chemical that is derived from several aconite herb species.

12 May 2010 - 12:00am

New private hospitals must cater for middle class, source says

The four private hospitals that will be built on land with concessionary prices have to provide affordable services for the middle class and help boost medical tourism, a government source says.

9 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

One assessment system should cover all hospitals

The death of a mother from bleeding four hours after giving birth last January focused attention on the handling of emergencies by private hospitals. The Department of Health cleared Adventist Hospital of any wrongdoing. However, the standards applied to private hospitals became an issue.

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am


Public hospitals in Hong Kong are doing an outstanding job

Lyle Kleusch's letter titled 'Public hospital has done wonderful job looking after my newborn son' (December 9) is a breath of fresh air amongst the prevalent nit-picking reports on medical incidents in public hospitals.

23 Dec 2007 - 12:00am


Close watch kept on Chinese medicine clinics

There have been a number of letters in these columns on the development of Chinese medicine in the Hospital Authority.

5 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Psychiatrists raise alarm on health care

Double number of experts needed

Hong Kong must at least double its number of psychiatrists in the next decade to meet a rising need for mental health treatment, experts say.

The College of Psychiatrists, the top psychiatric training body, recently presented its estimates to Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok.

12 Nov 2007 - 12:00am


Let's take a scientific view of medical hazards

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am