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China’s first listed psychiatric hospital set to break taboo

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20-Nov-15 China’s first listed psychiatric hospital is on track to break the mental-health taboo in a country where such illnesses are still stigmatised by traditional perceptions. Due to begin trading on 27-Nov-15, privately-owned Wenzhou Kangning Hospital is set to raise HKD681 million in a Hong Kong IPO. [image: SCMP / Bruce Yan]

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Bengal to recruit thousands for specialist hospitals

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13-Nov-15 As the countdown for elections in 2016 in Bengal begins, the government is to showcase the 40 superspecialist hospitals that are coming up. The health department has decided to recruit 10,000 doctors, nurses and technicians for these hospitals. "The state healthcare system will collapse following the government's policy," said Dr Satyajit Chakraborty, secretary of the Association of Health Service Doctors (AHSD). [image: Yahoo India]

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Myanmar introduces drug tenders for public hospitals

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12-Nov-15 Myanmar's public hospitals are now permitted to procure pharmaceuticals through a tender system. In 2014, the volume of drugs available at public hospitals was 35 times higher than in 2011. The tender system is expected to reduce the surpluses and shortages that were common under the former rationing system. [image: Taipei Times]

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Hypertension the most common diagnosis in India

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12-Nov-15 One of the largest and first-of-its kind studies to assess ‘What Ails India’ has found that fever is the most common reason for patients to visit doctors. The study, based on analyses of 554,146 ailments reported in 204,912 patient visits has also revealed that hypertension is the most common diagnosis reported by physicians in India. [image: The Indian Express]

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Hospital upgrade helps provincial patients in Vietnam

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12-Nov-15 Doctors in satellite hospitals in South Vietnam have applied advanced medical techniques transferred from 'core' hospitals, enabling an increase in the number of patients being treated at satellite hospitals. Fourteen central hospitals have been chosen by the Ministry of Health as ‘core' hospitals responsible for transferring advanced medical techniques to 46 satellite hospitals across 38 provinces and cities. [image: Doan Tung]

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