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Indian health bodies welcome passage of Mental Healthcare bill

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29-Mar-17 Indian Parliament this week passed the Mental Healthcare Bill marking a paradigm shift in how people with mental disorders are treated in India. The bill will decriminalise suicide by mentally ill people and provide the right to better healthcare for people suffering from mental illness. Moreover, it will allow for mental health interventions through insurance. [image: ET Healthcare]

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India's Gleneagles Global Hospitals to invest USD32 mn for expansion

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29-Mar-17 Gleneagles Global Hospitals of India will invest USD32 mn to double its size in the next five to seven years as it seeks to become a dominant player in clinical healthcare in the country. The company will focus on quality medicare, strengthening patient care and conducting frontier research, according to its Chairman K Ravindranath. [image: Gleneagles Global Hospitals]

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BookDoc links with Tripadvisor in Southeast Asia

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29-Mar-17 BookDoc, the mobile app company that connects patients to healthcare professionals, has partnered with the travel site Tripadvisor, allowing its users to search for top-rated restaurants and attractions near their healthcare appointments in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand when using either the BookDoc mobile app or the website. [image: IMTJ].

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UK's Priory Group brings behavioural healthcare to Dubai

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29-Mar-17 UK based Priory Group that provides top-end private healthcare, has opened its first overseas mental healthcare clinic in Dubai’s prestigious Healthcare City (DHCC). The new mental healthcare clinic will treat a wide range of conditions including depression, stress, addiction, and anxiety-related conditions including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic attacks. [image: Emirates 24 I 7]

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China’s private hospitals struggle to attract top physicians

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27-Mar-17 China’s healthcare sector has long been favoured by investors. However, a shortage of doctors could hinder growth and dent the country’s drive to reform its public healthcare system. “Large public hospitals are reluctant for doctors to leave their posts as they have spent so much time and resources to cultivate them,” said Li Bin, CEO of Ally Bridge LB Healthcare Fund. [image: AP / South China Morning Post]

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