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Dubai’s hospitals seek to stem haemorrhage of medical tourists

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19-Apr-17 Hospitals in Dubai are linking up with medical tourism facilitators as the strong dirham deters overseas patients. The number of British medical tourists fell by about 10 per cent at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital as the pound lost more than 16 per cent against the dirham, making cosmetic medical procedures more expensive in the UAE. [image: AACSH]

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Singapore launches video doctor consultation platform

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12-Apr-17 Singaporean patients will soon be able to see their doctors from the comfort of their home, with the launch of a national video consultation platform. The cloud-based platform allows for video conferencing, file sharing and the display of medical reports or images during consultations. Six public institutions will launch the system, which is accessible via smartphone or computer. [image: Nadia Jansen Hassan / Channel News Asia]

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China emerges as global medical tourism hotspot for TCM

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11-Apr-17 China is seeing a growing interest from medical travellers seeking Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as well as those seeking high-end western therapies and treatments in some of the world's best private healthcare centers. China's National Development and Reform Commission targets to build 10 TCM health tourism model zones offering medical treatment, wellness, recuperation and elder care by 2020. [image: Australian Business Forum]

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Tijuana, Mexico finds its place as a leader in medical device manufacturing

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11-Apr-17 The North American Free Trade Agreement has led to the transformation of Tijuana to become one of the world capitals in the manufacture of medical devices. The manufacturing units located in Tijuana make millions of medical devices from intravenous bags to artificial respirators. Many American med-device companies have manufacturing facilities in TiJuana, including Medtronic, Carefusion, and DJO Global. [image: John Francis Peters / New York Times]

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