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Cambodia's health care system struggles to cope with mentally ill

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25-May-16 For mental health patients in Cambodia, long waits are far from uncommon at the state-run clinic. Although its outpatient department is the biggest in the country, the facility only has six registered psychiatrists to treat hundreds of patients per day between 7am and 12pm. For those with serious conditions that require continual specialised care, there are ten beds available. [image: Channel News Asia]

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Indian government hospitals ail with 1 in 4 nurse posts vacant

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23-May-16 Karnataka may boast of having the highest number of nursing institutes in the country, but its hospitals are facing a shortage of nurses. According to the health and family welfare department, around 24% of nurse posts - 2,118 of the 8,949 sanctioned posts - in government hospitals are vacant. [image: ERproductions Ltd / Getty Images]

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Traditional medicine targets stronger development in Vietnam

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21-May-16 Developing traditional medicine in combination with modern healthcare is the top priority of the Vietnamese Party, State and the Ministry of Health. Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien delivered the message at a teleconference to review the five-year implementation of Vietnam’s traditional medicine development plan by 2020. [image: VNA]

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Private hospitals clamour for greater support in Singapore

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20-May-16 Singapore's hospitals are up against stiff competition from ASEAN. As more Southeast Asian hospitals modernise, the city-state is slowly losing its appeal as a medical tourism hub. Indonesian healthcare providers are aggressively investing in new facilities and equipment, said Dr Beng Teck Liang, Executive Director, Singapore Medical Group. This has exacerbated the impact of the weak Indonesian rupiah. [image: Singapore Business Reveiw]

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