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Police bust USD145 mn medical tourism scam in China

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06-Dec-18 Police in China have arrested 132 people over a medical tourism scam targeting wealthy Chinese that netted nearly USD145 mn. Research firm Global Growth Markets estimates 500,000 Chinese travel abroad for medical tourism every year, spending at least USD10 bn. [image: Chinanews.cn]

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Abu Dhabi's plan to grow medical tourism

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09-Nov-18 Medical tourism represents an integral part of Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030. While the launch is running behind schedule, it is ultimately seeking to do as well as or better than its UEA rival Dubai in medical tourism. [image: IMTJ]

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International healthcare - travelling for tech

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29-Oct-18 Innovative technologies are in great demand among international patients. In price-agnostic markets such as China, the Middle East and Russia, accessing technology is typically the number two reason for travelling overseas for treatment, after access to the latest drugs. [image: ITIJ / Getty Images]

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Tencent-backed WeDoctor teams up with Singapore's Fullerton Healthcare

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27-Sep-18 Chinese healthcare solutions player WeDoctor has sealed a strategic partnership with Fullerton Healthcare to provide WeDoctor’s 160 mn Chinese registered users with access to Fullerton's network of 500 healthcare facilities and 8,000 network healthcare providers across Asia. [image: China Money Network]

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AirAsia Indonesia, MHTC to promote Penang medical tourism

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09-Sep-18 AirAsia Indonesia has signed an MoU with Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council to promote Penang as Malaysia’s top healthcare destination. MHTC will arrange medical trips including doctor appointments and airport-pick-up, for Indonesian passengers of AirAsia. [image: TTG Asia]

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