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Medical devices to be price controlled in India

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12-Jun-15 In a string of measures to regulate the medical device industry the Indian government has recommended creating an autonomous body - the National Medical Devices Authority (NDMA). It may also announce a separate policy for regulating prices of certain medical devices and implement it through a separate medical devices control order. [image: The Times of India]

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Quadria Capital raises $412m for Asia healthcare fund

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11-Jun-15 Singapore-based private equity firm Quadria Capital has raised USD304 million for healthcare investments in Asia. Managing partner Abrar Mir told reporters that two-thirds of the fund will be used for investments in Southeast Asia, while the remaining one-third will go to investments in South Asia. [image: Quadria Capital / AsiaOne Business]

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Use of telehealth in Queensland outback trebles

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10-Jun-15 The number of patients consulting with their doctors online in south-western Queensland has tripled in just three months. At one hospital users jumped from eight to 40 a month. The increase is attributed to recently appointed coordinators, who show patients how to use the telehealth service, thereby avoiding hours of travel. [image: MEDAXS]

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Prices of medical services hiked in Vietnam

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09-Jun-15 Health authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have raised the prices of 2,000 medical services at 378 state-owned facilities including 52 hospitals, as part of a nationwide effort to improve healthcare system finances. The prices of 477 services were raise to 85% of the ceiling rates which are due to be reached by June 2016, and the remainder to 75%. [image: Tuoi Tre News]

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Alibaba tightens grip on Chinese healthcare via Wandong investment

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08-Jun-15 Alibaba Group’s Jack Ma is reported to have tightened his grip on China’s healthcare sector. Mr Ma is said to have capitalized nearly USD142 million in China Resources Wandong Medical Equipment, which manufactures x-ray and MRI equipment for the domestic market as well as 70 export destinations. [image: Business Finance News]

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