» 12/19/2006, 00.00
Shanghai: maternity clinic with tennis, golf, while migrant delivers baby outside
The luxury suite will cost 9,880 yuan per day and many rooms are already booked. Meanwhile the local government is paying annual subsidies of 50 yuan per year for sick children.
09/11/2006 CHINA Â– WHO
Margaret Chan to lead WHO, thanks to help from China, USA
Her appointment appears to be motivated more by political ends than anything else. In Hong Kong, Chan is criticized for her mistakes at the time of the SARS epidemic. Taiwan risks losing all chances of being represented at the world health body.
19/06/2010 CHINA - HONG KONG
Scientist in Hong Kong : H1N1 has mutated and attacks Chinese pigs
The well-known virus that spread around the world in 2009, mutated in contact with North American and Eurasian bacteria genes. For now, according to the expert Malik Peris, it is harmless to humans.
Court fines 2 shopkeepers for selling hazardous infant formula
Beijing announces major health reform, but doesn't say how it will be implemented
A clear rejection of the current hospital system, run by companies that must make a profit. The "non-profit nature" of health care is affirmed instead, and the desire to guarantee that it can be used by all. But experts note the lack of specific guidelines for implementation.
Police in hospitals to protect medical staff from patients
On average every day angry patients assault medical staff and damage equipment in about 30 hospitals. Their complaint is of poor and slow medical care that often leaves out in the cold those who cannot pay. Authorities choose to post police inside hospitals to protect the personnel from patients.
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