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Medical Equipment

Letters to the Editor, May 19, 2013

The future belongs to our children, and every loving parent should want that future to include the biodiversity that we take for granted.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 3:55am 1 comment

Priced out of life: the patients who chose to die

At least five patients who needed breathing equipment at home to keep them alive have opted to die in the past year to spare their families the financial burden of renting or buying the apparatus, says a group that campaigns for the rights of the disabled.

13 May 2013 - 5:24am

Patient counts the cost of just staying alive

Samuel Lo Siu-fung, who has a muscle-degenerative disease, is already using a machine to help him breathe, and tries not to think about what might happen were his condition to worsen.

13 May 2013 - 8:42am

Prioritising rare 'orphan diseases' of the medical world

Mitochondrial disease is one of the orphan diseases - an ailment that has been ignored by the medical and pharmaceutical industries because of its rarity. There is no money to be made from finding a cure for it.

18 Feb 2013 - 4:34am

The fight to diagnose mitochondrial disease in Hong Kong

After years of appeals for donations, equipment to diagnose mitochondrial disease was brought to Hong Kong a few months ago and will be operational at the Queen Mary Hospital next year, after a trial.

18 Feb 2013 - 4:34am

Subsidy to help severely handicapped in Hong Kong

People who have a severe physical handicap and need to rent medical equipment will receive a year-long subsidy of HK$2,000 to HK$2,500 a month from a trust fund, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said.

The subsidy, which will draw HK$12 million from the Community Care Fund, is expected to benefit 400 people.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:44am

TCL Healthcare to take on global giants

A battle over market share in China often pits home-grown companies making affordable, low-end products against foreign rivals enjoying bumper sales with established brands.

But Hu Hai, chief executive of TCL Healthcare, said that while mainland companies usually played the underdog role, they were gaining more muscle.

6 Sep 2012 - 2:45am

Death at HK's Queen Mary Hospital 'caused by disconnected oxygen tube'

A patient with severe heart problems died in Queen Mary Hospital after a tube delivering oxygen to his blood became detached, it was revealed yesterday.

31 Aug 2012 - 3:19am

Ambulance workers manhandled patient

The Fire Services Department will investigate three ambulance workers for roughly dragging a patient into and out of a lift as he lay on the floor, without using a stretcher or wheelchair.

The incident was caught on closed-circuit television at a residential building in a location that has not been specified.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Fresh perspective

Given Hong Kong's pollution, air purifiers can be a godsend, especially on those particularly muggy days. And the home-proud no longer need to contemplate something clunky and clinical-looking. Designers are making the appliances, some of which boast hi-tech or green touches, look like integral parts of a modern living space.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am