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Public health doctors protest conditions in Mexico

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24-Jun-16 A strike is happening in more than 80 cities in Mexico, with the community health sector seeking to voice the trouble spots of their profession. The Universal Health System, announced in 2013, proposes that the healthcare systems serving government and private employees exchange resources for common diseases. Doctors argue this measure does not account for differences in hospitals and clinics from different affiliations. [image: hipertextual.com]

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End-of-life care in Hong Kong severely lacking

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24-Jun-16 Understaffed and undertrained, Hong Kong’s end-of-life care services struggle to meet the needs of an ageing population, despite government plans to expand the stretched provisions. Hong Kong has only 19 palliative care specialists, and university training has been criticised by experts. [image: South China Morning Post]

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Healthcare link urged in China

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23-Jun-16 Internet firms, medical hardware makers and medical service providers should collaborate to provide an integrated service for patients and stakeholders in healthcare. Li Tiantian, founder of Hangzhou-based healthcare service group Dingxiangyuan, said mobile healthcare should be better promoted in community healthcare service centers to connect other players in the industry. [image: SCMP]

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China targets ‘excessive’ prescriptions and tests

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22-Jun-16 Public hospitals in China are facing tougher scrutiny over prescriptions and tests as Beijing tries to find ways to cut costs and keep spending growth below 10%. A directive by the NHFPC aimed at controlling spending calls on its provincial and municipal branches to convey budget goals to public hospitals and establish a system for overseeing health care expenses. [image: South China Morning Post]

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Fullerton Health in proposed Singapore listing

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11-May-16 In what could be one of Singapore's biggest IPOs in more than a year, managed healthcare provider Fullerton Health is said to be seeking to raise some SGD300 mn. The group - which owns 200 clinics and facilities - is understood to have a capitalisation of SGD1.5 bn, making it the third largest healthcare outfit after IHH and Raffles. [image: Bloomberg]

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