BPA Conducts Tests on Water Quality at Schools

As concerns with the water lead contamination scare take on citywide proportions, recent test results confirming the presence of excess lead levels in the water supply of several primary and secondary schools have further fuelled fears about the health and safety of our next generation. To address the anxiety and uncertainty in parents and students

BPA Meets Transport and Housing Bureau on Lead-laced Drinking Water

The recent discovery of lead in fresh water samples, which far exceeds World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended levels, at several public housing estates has given rise to concerns among citizens about the quality and associated health effects of their drinking water. Mr. Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung, Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) Vice Chairman……

Question – Services provided to suicide-prone persons (Abraham Shek)

It has been reported that the Suicide Prevention Services (SPS), which provides dedicated services specifically for suicide prevention, received in 2012-2013 more than 34 000 calls for assistance, a record high in recent three years. Meanwhile, the media have recently reported suicide cases from time to time, in which some of the victims were students still at school. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council…

Question – Procurement procedures of Hospital Authority (Lau Wong-fat)

It has been reported that the mainland authorities have conducted investigations into the alleged use of means such as hospitality, etc. by foreign-funded pharmaceutical manufacturers to entice healthcare personnel into prescribing to patients pharmaceuticals made by the pharmaceutical manufacturers concerned. It has also been reported that some healthcare personnel on the Mainland accepted money from milk powder companies for distributing their formula products to new-born babies so that the babies will get used to taking the formula products of such brands. Some members of the public have relayed to me their concern about the aforesaid situation happening in local healthcare institutions…

Question – Rodent prevention and control (Priscilla Leung)

Following is a question by the Dr Hon Priscilla Leung and a written reply by the Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, in the Legislative Council today (May 15): Question: Regarding rodent infestation in Hong Kong, will the Government inform this Council: (a) given that the Rodent Infestation Rates (RIRs) released regularly by … Read more