Patients suffer in shift to profit motive, warns doctor Former Chinese University dean of medicine Sydney Chung Sheung-chee said the city's medical services were becoming more commercialised at the expense of patients. Speaking on an RTHK radio programme yesterday, Dr Chung said the biggest crisis confronting medical services was growing commercialisation. The relationship between doctors and patients had been transformed into a kind of 'supermarket transaction' in which patients will ultimately suffer. He warned there would be conflicts in treating patients when public and private hospitals diverged too much in the services they offered. Seven hurt in 12-car pile-up At least seven people suffered minor injuries in a 12-vehicle crash that closed the Kowloon-bound side of the Tolo Highway for an hour last night, creating traffic congestion. Taxis and cars were involved in serial nose-to-rear collisions near Pak Shek Kok at 9pm. The injured were taken to two hospitals. Husband drowns at Sai Kung A 52-year-old man drowned while swimming with his 48-year-old wife at Tai Long Sai Wan, Sai Kung, at about 1pm. Thinner found at blaze flat A blaze believed to be the result of arson occurred at a flat in Hang Tsui House at Cheung Hang Estate, Tsing Yi Island, at about 3am. Firemen found a bottle of thinner when they broke into the flat. No one was in the flat at the time. Guard attacked at Yau Tong A 54-year-old security guard was attacked while patrolling a park in Yau Tong Estate at about 1am. He told police he did not know his attacker, who fled before police arrived. He was admitted to United Christian Hospital. Man found hanged at his home A 38-year-old man was found hanged in his Lai Chi Kok flat. The man's body was discovered by a friend, who cut him down and called police. A note was found, but it gave no reason for the suicide. Suicide leap at Sea Crest Villa A 31-year-old woman is believed to have jumped to her death from a podium at a residential estate in Sham Tseng.