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One in ten Victoria (Australia) hospital beds not being used

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01-Apr-15 One in ten available hospital beds in Victoria is not being used and 18% of operating theatres are closed, an interim report into the state's public health system has revealed. The report's recommendations include a statewide service and infrastructure plan to guide the allocation of future resources. [image: ABC / Everystockphoto]

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China to double doctor numbers to cure healthcare woes

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31-Mar-15 China will almost double the number of its general doctors by 2020, trim its public sector and improve technology, as it seeks to reform a healthcare system plagued by overloading and poor rural services, its main administrative authority has said. [image: Fox News]

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MPIC to build largest private hospital in Philippines

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31-Mar-15 The healthcare unit of infrastructure giant Metro Pacific Investments Corp (MPIC) is set to build the Philippines' largest private hospital in the Zamboanga Peninsula. MPIC said it has signed a long term lease agreement with Western Mindanao Medical Center, a hospital with a 25-year history of service in Zamboanga. [image: The Philippine Star]

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New GST to cause 20% of patients in Malaysia to shift to public hospitals

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31-Mar-15 One out of five patients in Malaysia's private hospitals is expected to turn to the overburdened public healthcare system after a new Goods & Services Tax (GST) is implemented on 1-Apr-15. The Malaysian Medical Association stressed that the shift is expected to be a temporary one lasting three to four months, pending medical insurance top-ups. [image: Saw Siow Feng / Malay Mail Online]

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