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(From South China Morning Post)
Byline: Mary Ann Benitez
Regulations on the use of medical devices will be tightened to ensure quality service for patients, the government said yesterday.
The review by the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau is in response to criticisms over the effectiveness of a hi-tech heart scan used at Matilda Hospital, reported by the South China Morning Post this week.
The machine is the only one of its kind in Hong Kong and has been used on an estimated 4,000 patients since December 2000.
The scans cost $3,000 for a one-off or $11,000 if part of an executive check-up. The Hong Kong College of Cardiology said …