Yeoh Eng-Kiong

Corrections & clarifications

In Tuesday's story entitled 'More doubts cast on Tang's claims' on A5, Dr Yeoh Eng-kiong was quoted as saying 'Article 23 of the Basic Law was a major piece of legislation ...

Friday, 23 March, 2012, 12:00am

Spectre of Sars led to closure order

The dark shadow cast by the Sars epidemic in 2003 was behind the government's decision to close all primary and special schools, nurseries and kindergartens, according to a government source.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Censure of RTHK is cause for alarm

As a Christian organisation that believes the core mission of Christianity is to promote justice, equality and peace, our calling is to love our neighbours as ourselves. This includes people who are marginalised by prejudice and discrimination. Often, their identity is different from our own.

25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

I have no regrets, says departing hospitals chief

Ko Wing-man recalls Sars stress as he prepares to enter private practice

The outgoing hospitals chief said he had no regrets over decisions he made during the Sars outbreak and admitted that a Legco inquiry had triggered his departure.

9 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

New hospital boss vows to treat deficit

A creative approach is needed over the lack of funds, he says

On the day of his appointment, the new Hospital Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk yesterday said innovative approaches were needed to address the authority's budget deficit amid shrinking government funding.

13 Oct 2004 - 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

Delay in naming of new health minister

The last working day for departing Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong remained uncertain yesterday amid speculation over a delay in the appointment of his successor.

5 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

A chance to smell the roses and listen to the birds

No more Sars, no more bird flu, and don't even mention CSSA. Yeoh Eng-kiong says he just wants to be an ordinary citizen after his 33 years of public service end next week.

27 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

'I quit to atone for sorrow over Sars'

Outgoing minister Yeoh Eng-kiong hopes that his departure will bring closure for the victims

Outgoing health and welfare minister Yeoh Eng-kiong has revealed that the sorrow and depth of emotion of families who suffered from the Sars outbreak was the main reason for his decision to step down.

He had also offered to resign in the early stages of the Sars crisis.

27 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

New IT applications improving HK social services: Yeoh

Updated at 5.47pm: Government departments were introducing the latest information technology to improve the efficiency of social services in Hong Kong, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong said on Wednesday.

25 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

'Put minister at head of Hospital Authority'

A former chairman says health chief should chair the board to increase efficiency

The Hospital Authority should be chaired by the health minister so government health policies can be better implemented, says a former chairman of the body.

14 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Fine doctors, failed leaders

The controversy over the government's handling of last year's Sars outbreak should have drawn to a close with the resignations of Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong and Hospital Authority chairman Leong Che-hung. But some doctors' emotive reactions to the developments have kept the issue alive, to the chagrin of those involved.

19 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Respect the patient's rights

The death blow to Yeoh Eng-kiong's career as health minister came at the press conference in which Sars survivors and relatives of those who died told of their pain and misery, and demanded that he quit.

15 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Yeoh returns to work after taking four-day break

Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong returned to work yesterday after taking a four-day break in the wake of his resignation.

Dr Yeoh started the short break after appearing with Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa to announce his resignation on Wednesday. He will stay on for three months until a replacement is found.

13 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

A wild card in Hong Kong politics?

The dramatic turn of events leading to the downfall of two top health officials last week in the wake of the Legislative Council's Sars inquiry will be remembered as a thought-provoking episode at the end of the legislative session.

12 Jul 2004 - 12:00am