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Hong Kong medical care warms up to virtual reality

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22-Feb-17 Virtual Reality (VR) is gaining traction in Hong Kong medical care as universities and hospitals increasingly adopt it for patient rehabilitation and medical professionals training. As VR gets cheaper, more physicians, scientists and other medical practitioners use VR in diverse medical disciplines including rehabilitation, robotic and minimally invasive surgery simulation, and immersion therapy such as for depression and phobia. [image: Healthcare Innovation]

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Health services in Romania in 2017

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22-Feb-17 Romanian healthcare is undergoing considerable reform and development. Both public and private healthcare are expected to improve, expand and develop. Private health networks continue to attract foreign investment. Regina Maria, the second largest player, carried out six investments in 2016. MedLife, the biggest private medical services provider, recorded turnover up 29% and made several acquisitions. [image: Pulse / LinkedIn / Jackie Bojor]

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Foreign tourists on medical visa witnessing phenomenal growth in India

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21-Feb-17 India is emerging as a hotspot for medical tourism with arrivals of foreign tourists on medical visas showing phenomenal growth in the last two years. 2013 to 2015 witnessed growth of 140 percent, to 134,000 visits in 2015. The majority of patients are from the Middle East, Africa, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Maldives, Pakistan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. [image: Business Standard]

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Malaysia's medical tourism set to achieve USD290 mn

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14-Feb-17 The medical tourism industry in Malaysia is expected to achieve revenue of MYR1.3 bn (USD290 mn) in 2017, said the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council. MHTC's CEO Sherene Azli said the industry is experiencing a growth of 30 per cent year-on-year. "Malaysia has the ecosystem and infrastructure to provide quality end-to-end healthcare system and services that are globally competitive," she said. [image: Reuters]

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