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Chinese pharma companies are quietly catching up

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31-Mar-17 Without much press or international recognition, Chinese companies have been making good progress enhancing their pharmaceutical and healthcare prowess. For example, in the past few years, 50+ Chinese pharmaceutical companies have entered or completed phase I and phase II clinical trials, while 10+ companies have completed phase III trials. [image: China Money Network

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Singapore hospital Tan Tock Seng adopts glaucoma home measurement device

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30-Mar-17 Glaucoma patients at Tan Tock Seng Hospital can now get the job done at home with the help of a handheld device. The hospital has adopted use of the devices to improve both its diagnosis and tracking of patients' conditions. In 2016, TTSH saw about 6,000 outpatient visits for the condition, which is the main cause of blindness in Singapore. [image: Lau Fook Kong / ST]

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India's KIMS gets USD200 mn investment from True North

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30-Mar-17 A USD200 mn investment from True North will fund KIMS Group's growth plans across India and the Middle East as the company strives to "become one of the largest healthcare providers in India and the Middle East in the next 3 to 5 years". KIMS is a hospital chain in Kerala with 1,500 beds across 6 hospitals.

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Indonesia and Malaysia cooperate to improve health tourism

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30-Mar-17 The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council has partnered with five Indonesian health tourism companies in the travel, insurance, and financial services industries with the aim of adopting a strategic approach to providing quality services to the more than 500,000 visitors arriving from Indonesia to seek medical treatment annually. [image: MIMS]

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Indian health bodies welcome passage of Mental Healthcare bill

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29-Mar-17 Indian Parliament this week passed the Mental Healthcare Bill marking a paradigm shift in how people with mental disorders are treated in India. The bill will decriminalise suicide by mentally ill people and provide the right to better healthcare for people suffering from mental illness. Moreover, it will allow for mental health interventions through insurance. [image: ET Healthcare]

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