Retirement option in Mainland for Hong Kong people

Retirement option in Mainland for Hong Kong people

Streamlining healthcare between Hong Kong and Mainland China is essential to encourage elderly Hongkongers to retire in the Greater Bay Area. Photo courtesy of PxHere. An…

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Poland divides and conquers

Diplomacy in the time of COVID-19: Poland divides and conquers

“[My] family simply declined to be evacuated, saying that they feel safe in Hong Kong,” remarks Mr Aleksander Dańda, Polish Consul General.

International Baccalaureate cancels May exams worldwide

International Baccalaureate cancels May exams worldwide

A letter sent out to the IB Examiner community announces the cancellation of its final exams. Photo: Exam by Alberto G. Attribution license.

Shipping Out: Week in Review – WHO disappoints as COVID-19 spreads

Shipping Out: Week in Review – WHO disappoints as COVID-19 spreads

Non-essential travel to many countries in Asia is advised against, as the COVID-19 outbreak and social unrest continues.

Preparing for the next outbreak

Preparing for the next outbreak

Smart city technology has the potential to save Hong Kong from the complications of a future pandemic. Photo: Latest Situation of Novel Coronavirus Infection in…

Amendment bill to ban heated tobacco products may go up in smoke

Amendment bill to ban heated tobacco products may go up in smoke

Podcast: Heated tobacco products may offer a less harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes, but Hong Kong isn’t ready to embrace them just yet. Podcast host…

Total closure of the HK-mainland border may not be enough to keep out the deadly coronavirus

Total closure of the HK-mainland border may not be enough to keep out the deadly coronavirus

Even if the government fully sealed shut its borders from the mainland, human trafficking and smuggling activities still run the risk of bringing more coronavirus…

Who decides how you die: ‘Advance directives’ have yet to give patients legal autonomy over end of life care

Who decides how you die: ‘Advance directives’ have yet to give patients legal autonomy over end of life care

Often overlooked, advance directives are a means for individuals to control their end of life care. Photo by Jimmy Chan.

The Nanny State Cometh: How government will make you healthy

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…

Stop cherry-picking information on e-cigarettes, pro-vaping group urges

Stop cherry-picking information on e-cigarettes, pro-vaping group urges

A new initiative is underway to promote self-regulation among e-cigarette store owners in hope of a positive legislative response from the government.

HealthTech innovations: The future for the Hospital Authority?

HealthTech innovations: The future for the Hospital Authority?

Despite recent medical blunders hitting the headlines, Hong Kong’s healthcare system is in fact one of the best and most efficient in the world. The…

Do not underestimate indoor pollution exposure, think tank warns

Do not underestimate indoor pollution exposure, think tank warns

Government index fails to measure indoor pollutants which can be as lethal as their outdoor counterparts. Photo: Zhi Ning (left) and Simon Ng (right) discuss…

Four-P play for a smart, competitive Hong Kong

Four-P play for a smart, competitive Hong Kong

Yokohama shows a way forward for Hong Kong.

Technology Will Save Millions of Chinese Lives

Technology Will Save Millions of Chinese Lives

泰國中醫藥專家:中藥發展有賴政府支持

泰國中醫藥專家:中藥發展有賴政府支持

(左一是香港中藥師協會顧問周若龍,左二是泰國華僑中醫院藥事經理林志安)

張宇人望引入海外醫生 梁家騮點人數拖延表決

張宇人望引入海外醫生 梁家騮點人數拖延表決

自由黨張宇人希望引入非本地醫生以改善本地醫療,但醫學界梁家騮不斷要求點人數,拖延議會進程,醫委會改革方案遲遲未表決。〔支萃融攝〕

Medical Council reform bill debate stalemated

Medical Council reform bill debate stalemated

Tommy Cheung of Liberal Party hopes to import foreign doctors to improve local healthcare; but medical lawmaker Leung Ka-lau’s procrastination strategy by frequently motioning quorum calls…

Doctors declare war on the government

Doctors declare war on the government

Doctors sit in outside Legco in protest of a planned increase in representation of government-appointed lay persons to sit on the Medical Council of Hong…

蔡堅:滾蛋吧,CY﹗

蔡堅:滾蛋吧,CY﹗

本文由記者Benny Kwok翻譯。原文《Medical veteran Gabriel Choi: CY, you get out!》由記者Benny Kwok所寫,已於5月30日刊登。 香港的醫生正為醫學委員會中改革的方案與糾纏。蔡堅在香港醫學界影響力巨大,且一向敢言,有能力決定行政長官選舉委員會醫學界選舉一半的席位。他表明,梁振英是時間落台。

Medical veteran Gabriel Choi: CY, you get out!

Medical veteran Gabriel Choi: CY, you get out!

Doctors are fiercely fighting the government in the Medical Council reform battle. The powerful and outspoken doctor who is leading the fight and can determine…

搏鬥中的醫學界

搏鬥中的醫學界

本文由記者Benny Kwok翻譯。原文《Doctors at War》由記者Benny Kwok所寫,已於5月24日刊登。 政府提出醫委會改革方案後,令醫學界怨聲四起。醫生擔心方案改變了醫委會內委任和選舉席位的比例後,醫生的聲音將被削弱。政府和病人組織堅持不退讓,這場針對醫學界之戰將越趨混亂。

Doctors at war

Doctors at war

The government’s proposed Medical Council reform package has practitioners up in arms. Doctors worry that a plan to change the proportion of appointed to elected…

Ranking HK hospitals: Doctors on notice from critical patients

Ranking HK hospitals: Doctors on notice from critical patients

Shalini Mahtani, co-founder and chairperson of The Zubin Foundation, launches a new online platform for patients to provide rankings and share comments on Hong Kong’s…

How to engage private doctors in e-health record sharing

How to engage private doctors in e-health record sharing

Photo: Dr Winnie Tang with the Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man at the eHealth Consortium Annual Dinner (provided).

英國醫生組織指電子煙有助戒煙 港府回應:未有足夠證據

英國醫生組織指電子煙有助戒煙 港府回應:未有足夠證據

本文由記者Alex Fok編譯,原文可見於《Vaping: HK medical community at odds with British counterparts》及《Vaping: Government unmoved, key researcher clears the air re research》(分別於4月29日及5月4日登刊)。

Vaping: Government unmoved, key researcher clears the air re research

Vaping: Government unmoved, key researcher clears the air re research

The Food and Health Department sticks to its old guns while key HKBU researcher Dr Chung Shan-shan looks to clear the air about previous media…

Vaping: HK medical community at odds with British counterparts

Vaping: HK medical community at odds with British counterparts

The Royal College of Physicians in the UK has aligned with the position of Public Health England, deciding that vaping should be promoted to smokers…

A pointed choice: HK’s lack of public HPV vaccination a political risk for Government

A pointed choice: HK’s lack of public HPV vaccination a political risk for Government

Advanced nations around the world are protecting women and girls through public HPV vaccination programmes – but not Hong Kong. The government can score a…