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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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Hospitals fail to gain effective IT access in Vietnam

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21-Jun-16 Most hospitals in Vietnam have failed to access information technology effectively as they don’t have appropriate software to satisfy their demands. Information technology is mainly applied at provincial and central level hospitals, resulting in independent databases, inopportune software upgrades and mistakes in handling health insurance payments. [image: Vietnam +]

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Hong Kong to launch training to cut medical blunders

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20-Jun-16 Initiatives to reduce medical blunders in public hospitals are in the pipeline as Hong Kong's Hospital Authority identified some 30 types of mistakes most commonly made. Chairman Professor John Leong Chi-yan said regular forums would be organised for junior doctors, targeting tools left inside patients’ bodies, the wrong dose of medicine, and operations on the wrong side of a patient. [image: South China Morning Post]

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Taiwan mulls mechanism to phase out transplant hospitals

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17-Jun-16 Taiwan's government is considering a mechanism to phase out some of the 26 organ transplantation hospitals in the country. The mechanism includes a system that red flags transplantation hospitals that conduct few transplants over four years. A red-flagged hospital would be put under review by a panel of experts and could lose its status as a transplantation facility. [image: Huffington Post / Getty Images]

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Healthcare insufficient for elderly in Vietnam

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15-Jun-16 The Director of the National Hospital of Geriatrics in Vietnam says there are about 10 million senior citizens aged 60 and up, accounting for over 10% of the population. He added that healthcare facilities for aging people fail to meet the demand, particularly as the number of senior citizens is expected to increase to about 21 million by 2035. [image: VietnamNet Bridge]

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