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new Indian mHealth device to tackle global health

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29-Mar-16 The Swasthya Slate device is a mobile platform that comprises of a hardware device that connects to a digital thermometer, a blood pressure monitor, heart rate sensor, a 3-lead ECG system, and a blood sugar monitor. The goal is to record and store data in the cloud very easily and quickly, says Kanov Kahol, who is credited with conceiving the device. [image: Swasthya]

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Malaysia's TMC investing in two hospital projects

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29-Mar-16 Malaysia's TMC Life Sciences Bhd is building a new hospital in Iskandar, and expanding its Kota Damansara hospital for a combined RM1.5 bn (USD384 mn). By 2019, beds at Kota Damansara will increase to 600. Iskandariah Hospital will provide 500 beds, which will also cater to patients from Singapore and Indonesia. TMC is targeting 25% revenue contribution from medical tourism by 2020. [image: TMC Life Sciences Bhd]

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NHG looks to gaming to boost healthcare in Singapore

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28-Mar-16 The National Healthcare Group has officially launched the inaugural Health Innovation Technology Challenge in Singapore, in search of apps that can be used to help patients and staff better understand illnesses and treatment. [image: Channel News Asia]

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WB releases report on aging population in East Asia and Pacific

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28-Mar-16 According to a World Bank report, 36% of the world’s population aged 65+, or 211 million people, live in East Asia, the largest share among all regions. Vietnam was listed among countries with an aging population. The number of people over 65 in Vietnam is forecast to increase from 6.3 million to 18 million by 2040, 18% of its population. [image: Vietnam+]

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Siloam to set up 13 new hospitals in Indonesia

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28-Mar-16 Hospital operator PT Siloam International Hospitals, part of the Lippo Group, will set up 13 new hospital chains across Indonesia within two years. The plan will see Siloam's full-service hospitals increase to 33 from 20 at present. Each hospital is estimated to consume an average investment of USD8 mn. [image: ANTARA / Sahrul Manda Tikupadang]

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