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Philippines' Globe taps tech for telemedicine consultations

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06-Aug-15 Medical consultation for patients in the rural Philippines, those needing first aid or those busy professionals is now a phone call away with the setting up of KonsultaMD, the country’s first telemedicine hotline manned by licensed Filipino physicians. The pioneering service was created through a partnership of Globe Telecom with Salud Interactiva, which operates a health hotline in Mexico. [image: WN]

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Abraaj Group invests in Turkey

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14-Aug-15 The Abraaj Group, a leading investor group operating in global growth markets, has announced it acquired a stake in Yü-Ce Medical, a disposable medical supplies manufacturer in Turkey. Abraaj will focus on increasing Yü-Ce's production capacity, expanding its sales and distribution network and further enhancing the company’s product offering. [image: Abraaj Captial]

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Treatment quality in Vietnam to improve after service hike

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13-Aug-15 Approval of adjusted fees for over 17,500 medical procedures is expected in Vietnam. Once approved, cost per bed will surge by US$0.45-US$0.90 a day; and operation cost will increase by US$13.57-US$67.87 per case. The Department of Medical Examination & Treatment said the new fees will improve examination and treatment quality and offer fairer competition between private and public hospitals. [image: Vietnam Breaking News]

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Fullerton Healthcare acquires major stake in Hong Kong Medical Group

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13-Aug-15 With a view to further expanding its pan-Asia presence, Singapore's Fullerton Healthcare recently inked a deal to acquire a majority stake in HMMP Limited, a medical network based in Hong Kong. The acquisition will help Fullerton in its mission to transform healthcare standards across Asia, and make it more accessible and affordable, the company said. [image: Fullerton Healthcare]

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