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Fujifilm to expand medical equipment business in India

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22-Oct-16 Fujifilm India is planning to expand its medical devices business into high-end screening machines with an eye on both the domestic market and exports. The company relies on third-party manufacturers. Yasunobu Nishiyama, MD, said Fujifilm didn’t have plans to set up a manufacturing plant for medical devices in India but it would consider it, if volumes are high. [image: Fuji Film]

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Japan's Keio University Hospital rolls out SDN-based network

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21-Oct-16 Keio University Hospital, one of Japan’s most prestigious medical institutions, has rolled out a network that facilitates collaboration between basic research and clinical healthcare. The new network is based on NEC's Software-Defined Networking, used to integrate networks that were divided between electronic charts and other medical care systems and basic research systems, and then connect these networks whenever necessary. [image: Keio University Hospital]

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USD6 bn allocated for healthcare boost in Malaysia

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21-Oct-16 A total MYR25 bn (USD6 bn) has been allocated by the Malaysian government in the 2017 Budget to boost the health of the people and the quality of healthcare in the country. The allocation is for numerous programmes, including building and upgrading of new hospitals and clinics in Perlis, Kuching, Mukah, Jempol, Muar and Johor Bahru. [image: Saw Siow Feng]

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30,000 more healthcare workers needed in Singapore by 2020

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20-Oct-16 Singapore's Health Ministry has launched a manpower plan to attract more Singaporeans to take up careers in the healthcare industry. The Ministry estimates that 30,000 more healthcare workers would be needed by 2020 to meet the demands of an ageing population. More doctors are also being trained, with a 30 percent increase in family medicine trainees expected by 2019. [image: Sherlyn Goh / Channel News Asia]

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