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Indian regulators, medical device associations focus on new guidelines

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11-Dec-15 India’s Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW) and the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) have met with medical device association representatives to discuss how the country can become a hub for device manufacturing and begin to align with global regulations. The discussion centered on increasing device exports and evaluating new guidance for the industry. [image: RAPS]

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Making healthcare accessible in Singapore

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11-Dec-15 Singapore will seek to improve healthcare accessibility for patients, and promote innovation in medical technology, the Minister for Trade and Industry has said. To boost healthcare accessibility, he said the healthcare workforce has to grow by 50% by 2020. Singapore will also add at least 1,700 acute beds and double the number of community hospital beds to 3,000. [image: APACMed]

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eClinicalWorks to invest USD30 mn in India

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10-Dec-15 US-based healthcare IT firm eClinicalWorks will invest USD30 mn as part of its expansion plans for the digital healthcare market in India. The investment will focus on developing cloud-based technology infrastructure, the company said. eClinicalWorks has said tele-health capabilities allow patients to access their doctors via mobile phones and enable them to immediately address medical concerns. [image: Reuters]

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Japan finances USD104 mn to help Vietnam build 10 hospitals

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10-Dec-15 The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided Vietnam with USD104 mn to finance the construction of ten hospitals. Costing USD120 mn, they are also funded by ministry and local budgets. The projects have been implemented since 2012, and are expected to ease overload at central level hospitals, and improve surgery, emergency and intensive care services. [image: JICA]

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