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Private hospitals in Vietnam struggling to find patients

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06-Jul-16 There are many new private hospitals up and running in HCMC but a majority of them are grappling with lower-than-expected patient visit rates although their equipment is modern, according to the HCMC Department of Health. This is a paradox, as public hospitals have long been overwhelmed by increasingly large numbers of patient visits. [image: VNA/VNS The Anh]

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Beijing hospital leads in paediatric robotic surgery

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05-Jul-16 The da Vinci surgery robot made by US-based Intuitive Surgical performs minimally invasive, complex surgeries safely. The Beijing United Family Hospital & Clinics (BJU) is one of very few domestic hospitals in China with this technology. The hospital performed 100 operations within the first year, especially paediatric urological operations - making BJU a pioneer in paediatric robotic surgery in China. [image: BJU / Global Times]

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China drug price reform will "improve services"

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07-Jul-16 China's top pricing regulator has launched a round of drug pricing and healthcare financing reform in the latest attempt to improve the nation's public healthcare system. The pricing reform is expected by the end of 2020, by which time financing of all public hospitals will mainly depend on healthcare services and government compensation, rather than markup of drug prices. [image: Inventariando China]

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China rides biotech wave

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01-Jul-16 Biotechnology is one of seven strategic industries that the Chinese government designated in the 13th Five-Year Plan. "Made in China 2025", an initiative to upgrade industry, also designates biotechnology as a key industry to push economic development. China's bio-pharmaceutical market is expected to reach USD601 bn by 2020. [image: China Daily]

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Korea's H&Surgical signs USD2 mn contract in Iran

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30-Jun-16 H&Surgical, one of 169 businesses that accompanied President Park Geun-hye to Iran in May 2016, secured a contract worth USD2 mn over three years. Local partners will import finished or semi-finished products or participate in production. These partners will also export localized H&Surgical products to nearby countries in the Middle East. [image: Business Korea]

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