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China’s medtech sector to see robust growth

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30-Oct-14 The accelerated ageing of Chinese society, increased incidence of chronic and serious diseases, an expanding middle class, the emergence of more small-medium cities, increasing government spending on healthcare, and incentives to use locally made equipment are driving strong growth in China's medtech business. [Image: China Daily Europe]

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Qatar awards USD300 mn healthcare projects

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27-Oct-14 Qatar’s Public Works Authority has awarded USD300 mn of healthcare projects. The contracts include construction of a state-of-the-art Simulation Centre at Hamad Medical City to provide virtual surgical training to fresh medical graduates, expansion of Hamad General Hospital, four new health centres, and expansion of Al Khor Hospital with an additional 500 beds. [image: The Peninsula Qatar]

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Chinese companies in late push into wearables

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16-Oct-14 Tech giants like Google, Apple and Samsung began making inroads into wearable technology years ago. Now, Chinese players like Xiaomi, ZTE, Baidu and Huawei have joined the fray. It is estimated that 40 million wearable devices will be sold in China in 2015 and the market will be worth over RMB11 billion. [image: Caixin Online]

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China sees tech cure for healthcare woes

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14-Oct-14 Distance healthcare cases in China are becoming more common, reflecting the rise in digital healthcare to bridge the chasm between health services in large cities and grassroots rural care. Lack of centralised patient data, uneven distribution of resources and issues over patient registration, appointments and payment have created a space for technology. [image: Reuters/Stringer]

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