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Japan seeks more Vietnamese nurses, orderlies for ageing population

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04-Sep-15 About 510 Vietnamese health care workers have been selected for a special training programme to prepare them to work in Japan, the Overseas Labour Management Department has said. Japan's ageing population has stressed the country's health system and opened up opportunities for Vietnamese nurses and orderlies, according to the department. [image: Tuoi Tre]

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Japan's medical spending to top JPY40 tn

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03-Sep-15 Japan's medical expenses in the year to March 2015 are certain to have hit a new high above JPY40 tn (USD332 bn) because of the nation's graying population, health ministry data showed. The continuous growth also reflects advances in more expensive medical technology, while greater use of generic medicines has slowed the increase compared with previous years. [image: Getty Images].

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Practo looking at Indonesian healthcare market

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03-Sep-15 Indian eHealth app firm Practo has announced its entry into the Indonesian markets. In Indonesia, Practo will be providing consumers the option of searching for doctors through a database of over 4,200 doctors, and will cover over 60 per cent of the clinics in Jakarta. [image: YourStory]

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Queensland labour government trials digital hospital

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03-Sep-15 Australia's Health Minister has unveiled a plan to allow patients to be monitored electronically and have their file notes digitally stored in state hospitals. Mr Dick envisages a network of digital hospitals, sharing information with each other, across the state. [image: Aged Care Insite]

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45 million Indians to benefit from cashless treatment

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03-Sep-15 Rajasthan is the third Indian state to start Swasthya Bima Yojana (Health Insurance Scheme), following Maharashtra and Tamilnadu. More than 45 million people in the state will benefit from cashless health care facilities through private and public health care providers under the scheme. [image: Rajasthan News]

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