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Welcome Cure to launch 150 hybrid e-clinics in India

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06-Jan-16 Welcome Cure, the Indian alternate medicine platform focused on homeopathic treatments, launched physical e-clinics in Dec-15. The company plans to open over 150 e-clinics across India over the next 18 months as a part of its expansion and to cater to the high Internet non-savvy population in the country. [image: Welcome Cure]

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Pneumonia kills 200,000 kids annually in India

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06-Jan-16 A new study in the Lancet’s special series on Antimicrobial Resistance shows that only 12.5% of India’s under-five children with suspected pneumonia are actually receiving treatment, resulting in 210,000 deaths every year. “Access to effective antimicrobials: A worldwide challenge” goes on to conclude that India could avert 80.7% of these deaths by universalizing access to antibiotics. [image: The Tribune]

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GBP300 mn UK-China hospital partnership

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06-Jan-16 The UK’s International Hospitals Group and China’s Wanda Group have unveiled a 10 year exclusive global hospital partnership that includes involvement in building and managing the new 200 bed IHG Qingdao International Hospital and future projects in Shanghai and Chengdu. [image: GOV.UK]

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Kalbe Farma and Kimia Farma to open raw materials plants in Indonesia

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05-Jan-16 Indonesia's largest pharmaceutical company, Kalbe Farma, is constructing a biopharmacy raw material manufacturing plant in Cikarang, West Java, scheduled to commence operations in late 2017 or 2018. State-controlled company Kimia Farma also announced recently that it would start constructing a INR100 bn (USD7 mn) raw materials plant in the same location. [image: Kalbe Farma and Kimia Farma]

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Brazilian physicians harnessing medical apps

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05-Jan-16 Brazilian physicians heavily rely on smartphone apps to communicate with their patients. 87% of physicians in Brazil use WhatsApp to talk to their patients, more than in Italy (62%) and the UK (2%). Usage of SMS and emails is rising among doctors and patients, and cellphones have become the primary means of contact (84%). [image: caribbeanmedstudent]

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