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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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Nigeria can attract USD1.6 bn yearly from medical tourism

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07-Dec-16 Despite weak infrastructure and poor funding, Nigeria has adequate human resources to reverse brain drain and make the country a medical tourism hub, concluded the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Nigerian-American Medical Foundation International on 6-Dec-16. With falling oil prices and dwindling budgets, it is hoped that making Nigeria the hub of medical tourism would help diversify the economy. [image: The Guardian]

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UK's IHG and China's Dalian Wanda sign 20 year joint venture

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06-Dec-16 The UK’s International Hospitals Group (IHG) and China’s Dalian Wanda Group have deepened their relationship by signing a 20 year joint venture to operate the first of Wanda's hospitals, the Qingdao Wanda IHG International Hospital. The 200-bed hospital, located close to Wanda's new movie metropolis in the Huangdao District of Qingdao, will open in 2018. [image: International Hospitlas Group]

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