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China tells patients to go local amid healthcare overhaul

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13-Sep-15 The Chinese State Council said it will push patients to seek medical treatment in their local counties in a bid to overhaul an overburdened healthcare system where wide gaps between urban and rural care often mean people travel hundreds of kilometers to seek help in cities. [image: SMCP]

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Surgical robots to become ubiquitous in Indian hospitals

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13-Sep-15 The days when surgical robots will become a normal feature in Indian hospitals are not far off. “There are 147 surgeons trained in robotic surgeries... Our target is to increase the surgeons trained in robotic surgeries to 300 by 2020,” Mahendra Bhandari, CEO, Vattikuti Foundation said. Robotic procedures in India are expected to cross the 6,000 procedures mark in 2015. [image: The Hindu]

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Indian telemedicine transforms patient evaluation & diagnostics

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11-Sep-15 Indian healthcare will tread the path of advanced telemedicine. It has begun to interface with smart apps and a variety of devices to ensure the patient and doctor get a more complete disease assessment experience. "In 2015, we are witnessing the re-emergence of sustainable models and increased government interest" said Dr. Sunita Maheshwari, president, Telemedicine Society of India, Karnataka Chapter. [image: Fast Company]

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State Council instructs on stratified healthcare system

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11-Sep-15 China's State Council has issued a guidance on a hierarchical medical treatment system to direct resources to grassroots health institutions. According to the guideline, a system of hospital tiers with clearly defined roles will be established by 2017. Also, by that time the country should have a greater number of GPs, and standards at local hospitals will have risen. [image: China Daily]

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Australian health care firms eye Asia for growth

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11-Sep-15 Australia’s third-largest for-profit hospital operator, Healthe Care, and cardiac testing firm Cardioscan, say that a tough operating environment in Australia means successful operators could expand more profitably overseas. Cardioscan recently introduced its myPatch Holter wireless heart monitor to Hong Kong. Healthe Care, which is set to be put up for sale, says it could work well with a Chinese owner. [image: The Australian]

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