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How China is counting on 5G to improve healthcare

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19-Jun-19 Telecom firms are driving 5G initiatives in tele-diagnosis, remote surgeries and smart hospitals across China. As China deals with its ageing society, healthcare will increasingly become a priority area for 5G applications in an effort to reduce care costs. [image: Xinhua]

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Hospitals up for takeover after scandal at Abraaj

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13-May-19 US private equity group TPG will take over and manage Abraaj’s USD1 bn healthcare fund, offering relief for Kenyan medical outlets into which the fund had pumped billions of shillings. Abraaj’s Kenyan portfolio includes 18 clinics and 10 hospitals. [image: NMG]

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KKR, CVC, other PE firms bid for Asian hospital business

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19-Mar-19 Columbia Pacific Management’s Asian hospital business has drawn interest from global PE players including KKR, CVC and Carlyle. If successful, the deal would be worth USD2 bn and be the biggest transaction in Southeast Asia’s hospital sector in nine years. [image: The Star]

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Abu Dhabi boosts healthcare innovations

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11-Mar-19 Artificial Intelligence is set to give the UAE economy a USD182 bn boost by 2035, with healthcare likely to see a gain of USD22 bn. The DoH has launched an 'AI Lab' to serve as a safe platform for co-creation. [image: Arab Health]

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Thailand: THG invests in health care

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24-Jan-19 To further establish a foothold in the healthcare market, Thonburi Healthcare has launched Thonburi Bamrungmuang Hospital, a THB4 bn (USD128 mn) investment offering six-star personalised care, equipped with a team of specialists and a comprehensive array of medical technology. [image: The Nation]

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