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Baby Falls Out of Incubator
Earlier this month, a 24-day-old baby fell out of her incubator at the Special Baby Care Unit of a Kowloon hospital. According to the hospital, a nurse and her colleague heard the baby crying and found her on the floor, with one of the windows of the incubator open. The baby had been admitted to the hospital with a respiratory problem. At a press conference, the baby’s father said the nurse who notified him of the incident said the baby had probably kicked the window open because she wanted to nurse. He also said the hospital urged him to check his daughter out of hospital after an X-ray scan revealed no injuries to the baby’s internal organs—but an MRI five days later showed a blood clot in the infant’s brain. An investigation is underway.
Our take: Good to know we can trust our children with public hospitals….
Green Gone Wrong
The “green roof” of a hall at the City University of Hong Kong collapsed last Friday, injuring three people. It’s suspected that the 26-year-old structure had been
overloaded by the vegetation planted on it as part of an eco-friendly cooling system.
A few days before the collapse, the hall was being used as an examination venue, but exam season is thankfully over. Questions have been raised about the legality of the structure after the university admitted it
did not seek government approval for the building plans of at least 10 of its green roofs.
A committee has been set up to look into the issue, but the chairman of City U’s staff union questioned the neutrality of the committee as most of its members belong to the university. He said that he had raised concerns about the building’s maintenance over a year ago but never heard back from authorities. Our take: This is why we need virtual classrooms.