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Secretary for Food and Health

Supply of mainland meat comes under probe

An investigation into the supply of meat from the mainland is under way in an attempt to break a monopoly on wholesale beef, with a result expected in three months, the health minister said yesterday.

Sunday, 6 January, 2013, 4:06am

Blood therapy death at beauty centre prompts legal review

The government set up a committee on Thursday to tighten the supervision of high-risk beauty treatments, following the death of a woman who was given a blood transfusion.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

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.

About 200 health experts from around the world attended an inauguration ceremony in the Shangri-La hotel in Admiralty to mark the opening of the Collaboration Centre of Traditional Medicine.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Communication lessons from Sars go to waste

The latest flu outbreak has brought back unfortunate comparisons with severe acute respiratory syndrome. Not because it is anywhere near as serious, but because, as in 2003, the government's and the Hospital Authority's communication with the public has been poor, causing needless anxiety.

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Heavy caseload for doctor on his rounds

Who was the busiest man in town yesterday? Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok, quite possibly.

Dr Chow was fairly stretched as the release of the long-awaited consultation document on health-care reform came amid the influenza outbreak and the death of four children with flu-like symptoms.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Paper on health-care financing due to be released soon

The government will release its long-awaited consultation paper on health-care financing by the middle of January, Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said yesterday.

10 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Minister deserved a more auspicious start

The new health chief was finally installed yesterday. He will have one of the toughest jobs in Hong Kong, so it is disappointing that the government could not even announce his appointment without making an embarrassing blunder.

9 Oct 2004 - 12:00am