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India's government plans two national centres for the elderly

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15-Apr-15 India is planning two national centres for ageing, in New Delhi and Chennai. 12 regional geriatric centres will also be set up in medical colleges across the country. A need was felt for setting up these centres as there is no specialisation in geriatric medicines in the country currently. [image: The Indian Express]

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China to streamline imports of US medical devices

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15-Apr-15 Chinese trade officials said recently China will streamline regulations on the entry of medical devices and pharmaceuticals from the United States. The promises from Chinese regulators about the medical device and pharmaceutical industries are expected to lead to an increase in US exports and US jobs in these two sectors. [image: Securing Industry]

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Singapore nursing homes join forces to boost care with technology

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14-Apr-15 Five nursing homes in Singapore have banded together to buy in bulk machines that can measure various vital signs simultaneously, such as oxygen levels, temperature, blood pressure and pulse rate. The readings are transmitted automatically to a new IT system adopted by more nursing homes, to replace laborious paper records. [image: Straits Times]

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Shanghai residents cite long queues as top grievance

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08-Apr-15 According to a survey conducted by Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and Fudan University, local residents identified long queues, unnecessary tests and expensive prescription medicines as the biggest problems with the city’s health services. [image: Shanghai Daily]

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