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India plans medical device parks to boost sector

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05-Oct-15 India plans to set up two medical devices parks to facilitate the sector's growth, which is currently at a nascent stage. The government has identified 400 acres near Chennai and 100 acres at Hyderabad for the parks. The domestic market is worth $6.8 bn, but only one-third is locally manufactured. India also exports $1 billion of medical devices. [image: Business Standard]

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India emerging as major destination for quality healthcare

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05-Oct-15 India's government is focusing on quality and easy visa processes to make India a global destination for healthcare, commerce secretary Rita Teaotia has said. She emphasised the need to focus on standards and accreditation of hospitals and laboratories to enhance confidence. 1.3 mn medical tourists visit India annually from the US, UK, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China and others. [image: The Times Of India]

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Apollo Hospitals beds set to cross 10,000

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04-Oct-15 Apollo Hospitals will open four more hospitals in India in the coming months, taking its total bed strength to over 10,000, Chairman C Prathap Reddy said. Stating that India needs 100,000 additional beds every year for next decade, he said there was need for new hospitals to meet the huge demand. [image: ET Healthworld]

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Malaysia offers niche medical treatment to the Vietnamese

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02-Oct-15 Malaysia is further positioning itself as a healthcare travel destination for Vietnamese, as the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) strengthens its presence in Vietnam, offering a unique healthcare system providing quality care, ease of accessibility and affordability. The new healthcare office shall serve as a medical travel assistance and information centre providing end-to-end facilitation service. [image: Vietnam Investment Review]

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Indian homecare group Portea expands to Southest Asia

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02-Oct-15 Portea Medical, India’s largest medicalised homecare group has just expanded to Malaysia and is actively looking at other South East Asian markets, linking up to hospitals, labs and potentially insurers. “We do provide medical services in retirement communities, but we... want to remain focused on homecare, post-operative care and chronic disease management,” said CEO Meena Ganesh. [image: TechCrunch].

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