Health in Toronto

China Digest, September 20, 2012


Woman 'killed for phone'

Thursday, 20 September, 2012, 3:20am

'Mr great guy' Back in the fray

Seven years ago, Dr Ko Wing-man said he was definitely not interested in returning to public service. He had quit his senior post with the Hospital Authority a year earlier, in the wake of the mishandling of the 2003 Sars crisis, and returned to private practice.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Amoy residents ready to host Wen if he returns

People who welcomed Premier Wen Jiabao to their Sars-hit estate on his last trip to Hong Kong say they will happily host him again after he said he 'really wants' to revisit.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

'Sars hero' voted most popular

Chinese University vice-chancellor, Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu, tops the rankings as the most popular head of the city's universities. Sung (right) took over from economist Lawrence Lau Juen-yee on July 1 last year. He edged out the poll's 2010 winner, University of Hong Kong's Professor Tsui Lap-chee.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Appeal court upholds Sars date

The Court of Appeal has upheld that March 27, 2003, should be recognised as the date for the outbreak of Sars in a case where New World Development sued a number of insurers for losses of tens of millions of dollars at its hotels.

9 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Royston Tan - 12 of the Decade

Singaporean director Royston Tan has proved his versatility with a diverse range of feature films. But it's with his even more disparate short films that Tan made his name. Since Remain in 1995 Tan, 33, has made more than 30 shorts and music videos, and the variety of his work is on display at the InDPanda International Short Film Festival.

2 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Doctor on call to help needy

Ko Wing-man is a man on a mission. The orthopaedic surgeon has devoted his time and professional expertise to helping the needy and, when possible, to travelling to danger areas where his professional skills are put to good use.

23 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Lessons to learn, even if we can breathe easier

Draconian measures to prevent the possible spread of swine flu in Hong Kong are, thankfully, no longer required. Nearly 300 possible contacts with the city's single case of the infection emerged triumphantly and in good health last night from a week's quarantine in a Wan Chai hotel. Others had already been released from quarantine elsewhere. None pose a health threat to the community.

9 May 2009 - 12:00am

Cab Chat

The world is on edge over the H1N1 flu outbreak. This outbreak has become headline news. I am pleased with the government's measures to fight against the outbreak in Hong Kong, such as the preparation of hospital beds and enforcement of precautionary measures.

4 May 2009 - 12:00am

Nurses demand reassurance

Nurses want a reassurance that there are enough resources to handle swine flu, according to the lawmaker who represents them.

Joseph Lee Kok-long, who is also chairman of the Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff, said hospitals should inform frontline staff about how prepared they were ahead of the crisis.

28 Apr 2009 - 12:00am


Please stop selling tobacco to children

I am very concerned about a survey finding that almost 90 per cent of shops are willing to sell cigarettes to underage customers.

This shows a worsening trend when compared to 86 per cent in 2007, and 74 per cent 2006.

23 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

The China enigma

The only reason Pallavi Aiyar came to Beijing was to be near the man she loved. But her contact with China became so extensive that six years on it has resulted in the engaging Smoke and Mirrors: An Experience of China.

3 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Trust fund has left us in lurch, says Sars victims

Eight Sars survivors yesterday accused the Hospital Authority of lacking transparency and leaving them financial difficulty by failing to quickly evaluate if they were entitled to continue receiving money from a trust fund for victims of the epidemic.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Was the government right to close schools because of the flu outbreak?

Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week ...

Jeffrey Wong, 19, Diocesan Boys' School

Primary schools had an unusual holiday this Easter as a consequence of the government's response to the potential health crisis generated by the deaths of four students.

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


Remember Sars and be more hygienic

The recent flu outbreak has reminded me of the Sars outbreak in 2003.

Sars taught many people about hygiene and the need to live a healthier lifestyle. A lot of people started wearing face masks when they had a cough or cold, and they made sure they washed their hands as often as possible.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am