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Freeze on subsidies to hit hospitals in Thailand

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23-Sep-14 Public health targets in Thailand are being lowered and hospital subsidies frozen for the next fiscal year following a cut in the government healthcare budget. Officials said the funding gap would put a crunch on state-owned hospitals, but insisted patients would not be affected.

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Russia to produce most drugs domestically by 2017

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23-Sep-14 Pharma companies in Russia will be able to produce the bulk of vital and essential drugs needed in the country within two or three years, Deputy Industry & Trade Minister Sergei Tsyb has said. Drug production in Russia has doubled since 2010. [image: RIA Novosti and Larisa Sayenko]

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Chinese patients to gain access to the best of US healthcare

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23-Sep-14 A new partnership between HelloMD in the US and Crosswave Management in China will provide people in China with access to the top 1% of US doctors. Patients can use smartphones and tablets for video consultations, or simply speak to a doctor by phone. But will they understand each other? [image: HelloMD]

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ASEAN committed to healthcare cooperation

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20-Sep-14 The member nations of ASEAN have pledged to strengthen primary healthcare in order to achieve universal health coverage and increase access to primary care for their people, prevent and control non-communicable diseases and newly-emerging infectious diseases, and to set up a sustainable and effective health financing system. [image: Gunawan Kartapranata]

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Telemedicine system to connect 10 new hospitals in Sichuan, China

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18-Sep-14 The provincial government of Sichuan is constructing 10 new hospitals with an integrated telemedicine system that aims to promote resource sharing between hospitals. This is part of an initiative from the central government announced in August, requiring local government to include telemedicine services in their planning and to provide capital support.

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