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Penang Islamic Hospital to begin operations in 2020

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08-Dec-16 The Penang Islamic Foundation is building the Penang Islamic Hospital costing MYR280 mn (USD63 mn) in Bayan Baru, Malaysia. The 14-storey, 200-bed hospital will have specialists in pediatrics, gynecology, surgery and cardiology. It is set to be the first syariah-compliant hospital in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia, and is expected to begin operations in early 2020. [image: Bernama]

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Nigeria can attract USD1.6 bn yearly from medical tourism

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07-Dec-16 Despite weak infrastructure and poor funding, Nigeria has adequate human resources to reverse brain drain and make the country a medical tourism hub, concluded the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Nigerian-American Medical Foundation International on 6-Dec-16. With falling oil prices and dwindling budgets, it is hoped that making Nigeria the hub of medical tourism would help diversify the economy. [image: The Guardian]

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UK's IHG and China's Dalian Wanda sign 20 year joint venture

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06-Dec-16 The UK’s International Hospitals Group (IHG) and China’s Dalian Wanda Group have deepened their relationship by signing a 20 year joint venture to operate the first of Wanda's hospitals, the Qingdao Wanda IHG International Hospital. The 200-bed hospital, located close to Wanda's new movie metropolis in the Huangdao District of Qingdao, will open in 2018. [image: International Hospitlas Group]

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Networked Care App for caregivers launched in Singapore

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29-Nov-16 SAP SE and Sierra Solutions have announced the launch of eCareApp, a Networked Care application developed with caregivers in mind, providing best practices and continuity of patient care between doctor visits. The aim is to improve the overall quality of care provided to geriatric patients in Singapore, through a personalised care plan for caregivers and physicians. [image: Inside SAP Asia]

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India's telemedicine takes advancements in healthcare to distant corners

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28-Nov-16 Since 2010, Narayana Nethralaya has taken retinopathy screening to 36 centres across Karnataka, along with wide field digital imaging services. For the past two years, Narayana Health, in collaboration with HP, has taken telecardiology, teleconsultation and tele-ECG services to rural areas. So far, its e-health centres have reached 39,624 patients in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Gujarat and Rajasthan. [image: Intel Free Press via Wikimedia Commons]

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