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Asia’s population is ageing fast; here’s what we can learn

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09-Dec-16 Globally, the number of older persons is forecast to exceed 2 bn by 2050, by when nearly two-thirds will be living in Asia-Pacific, and one in four people across the region will be over 60. More than 20 countries in Asia-Pacific have adopted national policies to deal with ageing, but many others have yet to do so. And implementation must be strengthened. [image: Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat 2008 revision]

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Middle-class patients the target for Hong Kong hospital

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09-Dec-16 A HKD6.3 bn (USD812 mn) private hospital to be run by the Chinese University - envisioned as Hong Kong's first not-for-profit and self-financed teaching hospital - will offer 70% of its services in fixed packages to cater for the middle class, plus specialist quotas for Hospital Authority patients. The 619-bed hospital is to be commissioned in 2020. [image: The Standard]

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Penang Islamic Hospital to begin operations in 2020

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08-Dec-16 The Penang Islamic Foundation is building the Penang Islamic Hospital costing MYR280 mn (USD63 mn) in Bayan Baru, Malaysia. The 14-storey, 200-bed hospital will have specialists in pediatrics, gynecology, surgery and cardiology. It is set to be the first syariah-compliant hospital in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia, and is expected to begin operations in early 2020. [image: Bernama]

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