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Bolivia to invest USD1.7 bn in hospital sector

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30-Dec-15 Bolivian President Evo Morales has announced investment of USD1.70 bn in the hospital sector as part of the 2016-2020 Social & Economic Development Plan. Four level-4 hospitals are planned, located in Cochabamba, Tarija, La Paz, and Santa Cruz, and specialising in oncology, cardiology, gastroenterology, and neurology respectively. Morales also confirmed the development of a universal healthcare system. [image: Plan Canada]

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Over 1,100 jobs to go from Perth health service

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03-Jan-16 Western Australia Health Minister Kim Hames has confirmed 1,163 jobs will need to go if the Government is to bring spending back to sustainable levels. The Government flagged significant cuts to the public health sector last year, with Premier Colin Barnett describing staffing numbers as "several hundred" above desired levels. [image: ABC]

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Hong Kong A&E patients top 6,000 a day

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30-Dec-15 Accident and emergency services at public hospitals in Hong Kong are under serious stress, as daily use has surpassed 6,000 patients per day. Pok Oi Hospital and Caritas Medical Centre received patients 10% beyond capacity, and patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei exceeded its capacity by over 20%. [image: HKEJ]

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Accuhealth improving lives in Chile

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29-Dec-15 The Chilean company AccuHealth, a pioneer in virtual clinical hospitals, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a patient-centric telemonitoring service designed to improve the health and livelihoods of chronically ill patients at an affordable cost. By 2020, AccuHealth aims to serve 200,000 chronically ill patients living at the base of the economic pyramid in Chile. [image: Business Call To Action]

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Russia to permit online sales of medicines from 2017

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28-Dec-15 Russia plans to allow drugstore chains to sell medicines via the Internet as of 1-Jan-17. "This type of selling the drugs will be accessible to all customers with access to the Internet and cover all the groups of medicines, except narcotics and psychotropic substances," the government press service said. [image: Retail & Loyalty]

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