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Public hospitals should follow principle of equality Listen
A spokesman for Hong Kong Patients' Voices, Tsang Kin-ping, says public hospitals should treat all patients equally regardless of their background. His comment came after the Apple Daily newspaper reported that Queen Elizabeth Hospital has admitted that some patients have been staying in its private wards for more than a year. But the hospital’s management did not specifying whether they are civil servants who are only charged several hundred dollars each day. Tsang tells Annemarie Evans that the Hospital Authority should explain what is going on.
Monitoring groups to be asked to look into conditions in police detention cells Listen
The human rights advocacy group, the Society for Community Organization, says it is happy that the Independent Police Complaints Council has agreed to follow-up on the poor conditions in police detention cells. A community organiser with the group, Annie Lin, says the cells have been found to be dirty and do not offer privacy to detainees. She says police officers have also been found to be too busy to deal with requests from detainees on some occasions. Lin tells Ben Tse that her group will also ask other monitoring groups to look into the problem.
Many children killed in Afghanistan in first-half of 2016 Listen
The United Nations says the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan has reached a record high in the first half of this year. Its report says almost one third of the casualties were children, many of whom were killed by improvised explosive devices. RTHK’s Kabul correspondent Jennifer Glasse speaks to Annemarie Evans.