HK’s public sector doctors taking ‘national affairs’ courses in China
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HK’s public sector doctors taking ‘national affairs’ courses in China

In a widespread protest against the mismanagement of the Hospital Authority (HA), frontline doctors criticized the HA for sending staff to China to learn about…

Policy makers clash with doctors on addressing doctor shortage
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Policy makers clash with doctors on addressing doctor shortage

Following protests by Hospital Authority (HA) staff in January against excessive overtime and a lack of manpower, there have been calls by non-medical professionals to…

Vapers and IQOS to be banned; personal use devices to be seized at border
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Vapers and IQOS to be banned; personal use devices to be seized at border

The Hong Kong government says no to bringing in, making, selling, distributing or promoting e-cigarettes and other new smoking products such as heat-not-burn tobacco in…

Philip Morris keen on less harmful alternatives to smoking, HK not so much
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Philip Morris keen on less harmful alternatives to smoking, HK not so much

While the Hong Kong government has made clear its intention to ban e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products, tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) is…

The Nanny State Cometh: How government will make you healthy
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The Nanny State Cometh: How government will make you healthy

By Chermaine Lee Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are costing Hong Kongers US$4.8 billion, equivalent to half of the government’s healthcare spending in 2018-2019, the Economist Intelligence…

Private health operators being brought into regulatory fold
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Private health operators being brought into regulatory fold

On November 15, the LegCo passed the Private Healthcare Facilities Bill. Four types of private healthcare facilities, namely hospitals, day procedure centres, clinics and health…

Private sector player WeDoctor moves to unify GBA healthcare market
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Private sector player WeDoctor moves to unify GBA healthcare market

Jeffrey Chen, Chief Strategy Officer of WeDoctor, takes a thoughtful moment to consider a unified GBA market while speaking to Julien de Salaberry, CEO of…

Cannabis investment, medical use, comes to Asia
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Cannabis investment, medical use, comes to Asia

Cannabis has long been considered harmful by those who see it as addictive and damaging to health. Contrary to what most people think, cannabis –…

Poll: The people want timely tobacco alternatives
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Poll: The people want timely tobacco alternatives

Smoke and vape on government’s plans for alternatives to smoking Unlike other countries, Hong Kong is still indecisive about its approach to alternative tobacco products…

Part II: The Fixed Period ends in Shenzhen: Aging in the Greater Bay Area
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Part II: The Fixed Period ends in Shenzhen: Aging in the Greater Bay Area

  Mr Lam Ching-choi, chairman of the Elderly Commission, suggests setting up a special zone for healthcare in the GBA, as there is not enough…