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Sarawak's rural e-Health system to be expanded to Peninsular Malaysia

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14-Jun-15 A rural e-Health programme developed in Sarawak will be implemented in Peninsular Malaysia soon. The ‘Rural ICT-Guided Home-Based Technopreneur Community Healthcare Advancement Nurturing For Growth Ecosystem’ (RiGHT CHANGE) aims to provide rural people with easier access to e-Health services, allowing them to have online health checks instead of having to visit a city. [image: Wikicommons]

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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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