Lawmaker wants same-sex rights part of Domestic Violence Bill Legislator Cyd Ho Sau-lan yesterday called for the concept of civil partnership, with same-sex couples' rights and responsibilities considered identical to civil marriage, to be included in the Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill. Ms Ho told a Bills Committee meeting forming a family should be a basic human right and basic need for all people, including homosexuals, and that gay couples should also be protected under the family-violence law. But Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said government policy was not to recognise same-sex marriage. Vast majority of private doctors back electronic records system Only 15 per cent of about 4,000 private doctors in the city used an electronic patient-records system but more than 80 per cent would support its introduction, a study by eHealth Consortium found. Of 342 respondents, more than 90 per cent said computerisation could increase efficiency, but only 20 per cent said they would buy a computer system within a year, citing concerns over data privacy and lack of computer knowledge. The group urged the government to provide more training and advisory services. Unlicensed food leads to arrest Food and hygiene officers arrested a woman in Yuen Long in a raid on an unlicensed food factory near Shek Wu Wai Road, San Tin. About 170kg of pig skin and some cooking paraphernalia were seized. Down's mix-up in premarital tests An online survey by ESD Life found 81 per cent of 886 respondents wrongly believed premarital check-ups aimed to identify the risk of having a baby with Down's syndrome. In fact, the tests check on whether the partners are carrying a related genetic disorder. Woman, 21, critical after accident A 21-year-old woman was hit by a car while crossing Hip Wo Street, Kwun Tong, at about 10.40am. Police said she was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where she was in critical condition last night. Meat truck in crash A truck carrying frozen meat crashed into a lamp post and fell on its side on the Fanling Highway near Dawning Views at about 5am. The truck was heading towards Kowloon when the driver lost control. Two men were treated at Northern District Hospital and discharged. Scavenger cut in fight on paper Two elderly scavengers became involved in a fight over cardboard and paper near a wet market in Cheung Sha Wan shortly after 7am. A 72-year-old man allegedly cut a 57-year-old woman's finger with a cutter during the dispute.