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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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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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Foreign investors put high hope on Vietnam’s healthcare sector

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08-Sep-18 Foreign investors are keen on Vietnam healthcare as they seek to tap into spending on private services. VinaCapital will invest USD25 mn in hospital operator Tam Tri Medical, while Korea’s Sun Medical Center earlier acquired Nha Khoa My dental clinics. [image: Vietnam Net]

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Startups look to mainstream medical tourism

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12-Jul-18 Startups from Bangkok to Singapore are developing online marketplaces for health, where users type in a medical procedure and get a list of clinics or doctors that offer the surgery then, click on a link to make an appointment. [image: Andrea Chronopooulos / Bloomberg Businessweek]

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Chinese medical tourists flocking to Southeast Asia

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09-Jul-18 The number of Chinese couples visiting Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries for fertility treatment has been rising since 2016, when the Beijing government relaxed the country's one-child policy. 27,000 Chinese tourists visited Thailand for medical purposes in 2016. [image: Bangkok Post]

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