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India's medical tourism gets Africans' attention

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26-Nov-16  India is increasingly becoming popular with Africans seeking medical treatment overseas, because of its more affordable, state-of-the-art equipment and its highly skilled doctors. Visas are issued within a week and treatment is comparatively cheap. Sub-Saharan Africa was facing a severe shortage of health care professionals and lacked adequate health care coverage for those in need of medical treatment. [image: Big News Network]

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Supporting Healthcare supports medical tourism from China to Hamburg

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25-Nov-16 SHC Deutschland GmbH has entered into a strategic partnership with Sinomedik BV in the Netherlands jointly to expand and develop the Hamburg Metropolitan Region as a sought-after destination for Chinese medical tourists. Both companies are looking to position treatment options and "Made in Germany" in the Chinese medical tourism market. [image: Supporting Healthcare]

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IHH Healthcare posts healthy profit, says outlook rosy

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24-Nov-16 IHH Healthcare, the largest hospital operator in Malaysia has reported net profit up 46% to MYR173 mn (USD39 mn) for the third quarter ended in Sep-17. The healthcare provider recorded a 18% spike in revenue in the corresponding quarter from a year ago. Hospital operator Parkway Pantai contributed 63% of revenue and its Turkey subsidiary 33%. [image: Nikkei Asian Review]

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Japan attracting Korean biotech, healthcare companies

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24-Nov-16 Korean biotech and healthcare companies are expanding their business in Japan. Macrogen recently established in Kyoto to provide a genome analysis service. Medipost set up a JV in Japan to release its stem cell therapy product Cartistem. MediTox is supplying anti-aging products in the Japanese market and Tego Science exhibited its anti-wrinkle cell therapy product TPX-105 at Bio Japan. [image: Business Korea]

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Indonesia’s healthcare: Coordination of Benefits rescue

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24-Nov-16 In Indonesia, the Coordination of Benefits (COB) provision is changing the country’s healthcare landscape. While the COB is not new, its ability to now be combined with the JKN national health insurance and private insurers should benefit the industry. From the perspective of insurance users, this can pave the way for higher productivity by using private medical providers. [image: Wikipedia / Shawn M. Spitler / U.S. Marine Corps]

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