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China's iKang announces acquisition of Guizhou Wishstar

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23-Mar-16 iKang Healthcare Group, China’s largest private preventive healthcare services provider, has announced a joint venture with Guizhou Hearst Healthcare, marking iKang’s first in Guiyang. It will effectively expand its presence into the Southwest China market. [image: iKang Healthcare Group]

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All's not well with India's primary healthcare

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23-Mar-16 India's Primary Health Centres (PHCs) cater to the poorest of the population in remote areas, which can neither afford expensive treatment nor travel long distances to reach doctors in urban areas. With most of the MoUs with private agencies set for termination by this year-end, the government is racing against time to ensure the PHCs don't become non-functional. [image: Getty Images]

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Many private hospitals in Vietnam close to bankruptcy

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22-Mar-16 Private hospitals are struggling to find patients, with most of them operating at 40-50% of their capacity, according to the Vietnam Private Hospital Association. Most incentive policies are intended for public hospitals, not for private hospitals, said Nguyễn Văn Đệ, chairman of the association. [image: VNA / VNS Photo Hữu Oai]

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NBN releases telehealth report in Australia

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21-Mar-16 The company rolling out the National Broadband Network (NBN) across Australia has released a research paper on e-health, spruiking the benefits of monitoring health and telehealth with doctors. 50% of respondents use telehealth for its convenience; 34% for better managing their health; and 21% in place of going to a doctor when they are unable to get an appointment. [image: NBN]

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