Medical Blunder

Warning for doctor who removed salivary gland instead of tumour

A surgeon with 33 years of clinical experience who mistakenly removed a patient's salivary gland instead of a tumour escaped with a reprimand yesterday.

Monday, 3 December, 2012, 6:24am 1 comment

City Digest, December 3, 2012

Police recruitment drive attracts 1,700

Police held a recruitment day in Wan Chai for applicants interested in becoming probationary inspectors or recruit police constables. The event attracted about 1,700 interested people.


Thieves take goods worth HK$600,000

3 Dec 2012 - 5:43am

High Court orders paediatrician Alvin Chan to pay out over medical blunder

The High Court ruled that a prominent paediatrician must pay a family compensation for the botched treatment of their son's injured finger that led to gangrene and amputation.

The HK$314,608 in damages awarded against Dr Alvin Chan Yee-shing were significantly less than the HK$6 million sought by the parents, but higher than the HK$260,000 that Chan had said he was willing to pay.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:47am