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Hong Kong: Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital to open with 15-Hour Emergency Service in First Phase


Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital will open its doors to patients on Tuesday (21 March) with the introduction of a 15-hour emergency service in its first phase of operations.\r\nWhile almost all major services except obstetrics will be ready at 9am in the city’s 12th private hospital, fees and charges of rooms and specialist clinics were not disclosed at press time, a day before the opening.
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Hong Kong: How Hong Kong’s best Rescue Divers are preparing for more troubled Waters under Macau-Zuhai Bridge


As Tsui Wai-fat descended into the murky waters off west Lantau for his umpteenth mission, he knew he could count on his training and 23 years of experience as a rescue diver to get the job done.\r\nIt was about 3pm on March 29. Three workers at the construction site of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge had plunged into the sea and gone missing after a platform they were working on under the viaduct collapsed.
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Hong Kong: App for Instantly Summoning nearest Ambulance Rolled Out


A mobile app named Dial 4242 that allows people to instantly request the nearest available ambulance was launched on 18 May.\r\nSimilar to taxi booking apps like Ola and Uber, it allows users to enter a destination, tracks the driver’s route once an ambulance has been requested, and shows the estimated time of arrival, reported Indian Express. Users can choose from basic, ICU or cardiac ambulances, and can also book vehicles to transfer bodies. Users can pay with either cash or a card.
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Hong Kong: Hospital Fee Waiver eased


The Hospital Authority is relaxing the application criteria for its fee-waiving mechanism, with public hospital charges set to climb on June 18. Fees set to jump include for the accident and emergency service, which rises 80 percent, from HK$100 to HK$180.\r\nCharges are waived for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients who only have to show a fee waiver issued by the Social Welfare Department. From June 18, the authority will roll out measures to improve the fee-waiving mechanism, including relaxed asset limits for eligible applicants, which will be about 40 percent higher.
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India: Haryana to Upgrade Fleet of Ambulances


To strengthen emergency response system in the state, the Haryana government will soon be adding 111 more ambulances to the existing fleet. Haryana 'Swasthya Vaahan Sewa' number 102 will also be upgraded, as the process to set up single call centre for ambulances all over the state has been started. 21 new Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances and 90 new Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances will be added to the fleet, an official spokesman said here today. ...more
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