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Health workers honoured

Published on Friday, 23 Apr 2010
The Hospital Authority launched its awards in 1993.
MBA students in weak courses can lose out financially.

The Hospital Authority has honoured outstanding staff and health care teams from public hospitals and its head office. 

This year's seven individual awardees are Dr Raymond Chan Hon-wah, Becky Chan Sau-kuen, Chan Wai-hung, Dr Eddie Chow Siu-lun, Dr Chung Chin-hung, Kwok Chun-yu and Yung Wai-ling.

The eight outstanding teams are the community health call centre team of the Hong Kong East cluster, the filmless PMH implementation team from Princess Margaret Hospital, the HA rapid diagnostic laboratory network on influenza, the microbiology and infection control team at Queen Mary Hospital, the NTWCare ward team at Tuen Mun Hospital and Pok Oi Hospital, the orthopaedic rehabilitation team at Tai Po Hospital, the respiratory collaborative care team and the UROK clinic at North District Hospital.

The awards ceremony will be held on May 11.


Stranded workers win suit  

Fifty-two mainland labourers who were stranded in Romania have won 3.37 million yuan (HK$3.83 million) in compensation in a suit against a Beijing job agency, China Daily reports.

Zhongqi International Trading Company has been ordered by Fengtai district court to return the intermediary fee of 50,000 yuan per person and pay compensation of about 14,000 yuan per person to make up for income lost during the labourers' jobless period.

The company said it would appeal to a higher court.

"Labourers should have more legal awareness to protect themselves [while] agencies should do more careful risk assessments before providing services," says Song Kun, the judge handling the case.

The agency promised working visas ranging from three years to five years. But no contract was signed and the visas turned out to be temporary residence permits, that expired three months after the labourers' arrival.

The agency said the labourers were shipped back because of an illegal strike and because they laid siege to an embassy. Some workers were reported to have carried out unauthorised work.


Warning over MBAs  

People thinking about studying for an MBA should carefully select the institution or they could end up out of pocket, China Daily reports after the release of rankings by the Chinese edition of Forbes magazine this week.

The list is topped by China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), which the magazine says offers the best full-time MBA programme. Guanghua School of Management at Peking University offers the best part-time course. 

Liu Ruiming, executive editor of the Chinese Forbes, says investing in an MBA or EMBA can achieve a good return only if you enrol on good programmes.

For example, MBA students at CEIBS have realised a cumulative income growth of 524,000 yuan over the five years after their graduation.

However, graduates from relatively weak business schools see no obvious rise in salary and cannot even recoup costs. 

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