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Indian government plans to table Medical Device Act

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19-Jul-16 India's government is planning to table a new Medical Device Act in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament. In a 11-Jul-16 meeting on the Make in India initiative for medical devices, attended by leading associations, issues such as ease of doing business, regulation, fiscal imperatives, scaling manufacturing, promoting exports, encouraging innovations and making India attractive for investment were discussed. [image: Business Standard]

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Chinese embrace online healthcare

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19-Jul-16 Chinese people, now becoming increasingly tech-savvy, are embracing Internet-based medical care, according to a recent survey by Accenture. 70% had opted for online medical services via a mobile app or WeChat. 75% had searched for medication and information on medication online. Up to 60% said they had used “online doctor” consulting services. [image: Long Wei / China Daily]

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Polycom’s telemedicine launched in Vietnam

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13-Jul-16 The Department of Health in Vietnam's province of Quang Ninh has launched a provincial telehealth network to extend critical healthcare services to rural and remote communities and increase remote connection between doctors and patients. Polycom’s video collaboration technology enables consultations and follow-up care for patients hundreds of kilometres away, improved training and collaboration for doctors in remote areas. [image: Baomoi]

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