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Apollo sets up medical camps in India to make healthcare affordable

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09-Jun-16 Nearly 9,000 doctors from Apollo Hospitals across India have pledged to make healthcare affordable and accessible. The first medical camp under the initiative was set up across Bengaluru with a special focus on pregnant women. Nearly 500 women who visited the camps were given free consultancy on their health and pregnancy. [image: Apollo Hospitals]

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Why Raffles Med has no problem securing medical talent in China

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08-Jun-16 Foreign hospitals operators in China are afraid of the “red envelope” practice which makes it difficult to secure medical talent. However, this is not a problem for Raffles Medical Group. “Measures such as sending Singapore-based doctors to China or placing Singapore practitioners on medical leadership positions in its newly set-up hospital can ensure high RMG standards remain intact”. [image: Yahoo! / Raffles Hospital]

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Is your country ready to go high tech in healthcare?

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08-Jun-16 A new global survey of patients and doctors by Philips shows that emerging economies are poised to adopt new technology, led by UAE and China. Australia comes in 4th and the US 6th. At the bottom of the report is Japan, where strict regulation and a lack of oversight have made the healthcare system less efficient. [image: UIG / Getty Images]

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Telenor launches a digital health service for emerging markets

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07-Jun-16 Telecom giant Telenor has launched Tonic, an mHealth service that provides basic medical information as well as more sophisticated services. Tonic has launched first in Bangladesh. Tonic is aiming to capitalize on the widespread adoption of mobile devices to enable new levels of access to healthcare among the 120 million estimated phone owners. [image: TechCrunch]

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