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KPJ explores setting up oncology centre in Indonesia

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03-Aug-16 Malaysia's KPJ Healthcare has entered into a MOU with two Japanese partners Sojitz Corp and Capital Medica - Japan’s leading hospital and nursing home operator - to explore developing a USD12 mn oncology centre near Jakarta, Indonesia. The collaboration will facilitate sharing medical technology and know-how between Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia. [image: Fintel]

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Japanese company tests health monitoring in Thailand

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02-Aug-16 Hoping to improve healthcare service for the elderly in Thailand, Japanese company AIVS has trialled its Mimamori monitoring system at Banphaeo Hospital and the Red Cross Sawangkanives Home for Elderly. The system uses sensor technology to detect blood pressure and temperature, sent wirelessly to a sensor box in the patient's room and a Mimamori station in a control room. [image: The Nation]

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Malaysia's medtech industry to generate USD2.7 bn

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02-Aug-16 Malaysia’s medical devices sector is expected to contribute MYR11 bn (USD2.7 bn) in exports in 2016, with revenue from the health tourism and pharmaceutical sectors expected to reach MYR1 bn (USD248 mn) and MYR800 mn (USD199 mn) respectively. Malaysia is the largest surgical gloves manufacturer in the world and also makes beds, dental chairs and orthopaedic implants. [image: Free Malaysia Today]

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Babies to don wearable tech in India

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01-Aug-16 Researchers in India from Robert Bosch Center for Cyber Physical Systems and St John's Research Institute have developed a wearable sensor which picks up temperature abnormalities in newborn babies. It transmits remotely to the phone of a health worker or raises an audible alarm to alert a family member, either immediately or if no corrective action is taken. [image: Bangalore Mirror]

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China’s public hospital doctors to lose iron rice bowls

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01-Aug-16 For decades, working as a public hospital doctor in China was considered an “iron rice bowl” job – a career with salary guaranteed until retirement. Now the Ministry of Human Resources & Social Security is studying hiring practices in public hospitals and universities, as it aims to shift all such jobs, including public hospital doctors, to contract positions. [image: SMCP]

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