More than 500 family doctors from the Asia-Pacific region will meet in Hong Kong next week to discuss ways to promote primary health care.Saturday, 30 May, 2009, 12:00am
The government will put up HK$50 billion to kick-start reform of health care financing to show its 'determination to share the health-care financing burden' with Hongkongers, the finance chief said.
John Tsang Chun-wah said the money, from the fiscal reserves, would be put up commitment regardless of the future financial situation and the form the changes take.28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
According to a recent survey, about 80 per cent of people aged between 40 and 65 have health problems. But less than half of them go for regular medical check-ups.
People don't take proper care of themselves.
The government should remind people that their health is very important.
It should also provide free, regular check-ups for everyone.7 Sep 2006 - 12:00am
Government's plan for future service delivery model:
Health-conscious population adopting a healthy lifestyle
Health profession that views health promotion and preventive medicine as priorities
A primary health-care system providing a robust and affordable family and community service
Primary medical care services will comprise:10 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
Three local schools have reached the highest standard set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for promoting a quality lifestyle to their students.4 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
There has been a lot of debate recently on how the government puts its numbers together, especially welfare statistics. But where is there any reference to the 'poverty line'?17 Oct 2004 - 12:00am
I refer to your editorial 'Chronic indecision' (South China Morning Post, May 28), and wish to clarify that clear decisions have in fact been made on the implementation of various health-care reform measures, including those relating to the financing aspects.31 May 2002 - 12:00am
An award scheme to promote the importance of health among schoolchildren has been launched.31 May 2001 - 12:00am
The Department of Health has reminded parents of primary and secondary school students to enrol their children in the 2000-01 Student Health Service.
The free annual service promotes the physical and psychological health of students.
Invitation letters together with enrolment forms have been sent via schools to parents of primary and secondary school students.19 Sep 2000 - 12:00am
Students at four secondary schools are taking part in a joint project to promote healthy eating.
The nutrition project at Holm Glad College, St Catherine's School for Girls, Tong Tang Sook Fong Memorial School and Chang Pui Chung Memorial School will be launched next month.5 Aug 1999 - 12:00am
HOSPITALS, clinics and social welfare agencies will be given the chance to improve Hong Kong's health services through special funding of their own research projects.
A $50 million one-off government grant will be used to fund projects which look into health care problems and new technology and treatments following yesterday's launch of the Health Services Research Fund.24 Feb 1994 - 12:00am