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CHA Healthcare Singapore, an international subsidiary of South Korean comprehensive healthcare group CHA Health Systems, is to increase its stake in Singapore Medical Group.
Singapore-based Temasek Holdings has taken a minority stake in Chennai-based eyecare hospital chain Dr Agarwal’s Healthcare for 2.7 billion rupees ($38 million).
India’s Ministry of Tourism says it aims to increase the country’s medical tourism by 200% to be worth $9 billion by next year and that it will try to make it easier for patients to enter India for medical reasons.
FLC Group has begun building a 3.72 trillion dong ($160.3 million) international hospital.
South Korea’s first for-profit hospital – the Greenland International Medical Center – has filed a lawsuit against the Jeju special self-governing provincial government for restricting its medical services to foreign patients.
The Economic Times reports today that private equity firm Blackstone is looking to invest around 3,200 crore rupees ($500 million) to help Ranjan Pai of the Manipal Group acquire Naresh Trehan’s Medanta Hospital for 6,000 crore rupees.
New Delhi based Oxxy Healthcare has appointed its co-founder Sheetal Kapoor as its new chief executive.
Australia’s second-largest health insurance provider Medibank has announced net profit after tax of A$290.4 million for the first half of fiscal year 2019, ending 31 December 2018.



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Sumit Sharma and Matt Zafra, head and principal of health & life sciences, Asia Pacific at Oliver Wyman, look at what we can expect in 2019.
Edwin Tong, senior minister for health, explains how the Ministry of Health in Singapore is supporting the growth in the number of seniors with Alzheimer's.
Penny Wan, regional vice-president and general manager, Japan and APAC, Amgen, writes about the public health challenge of cardiovascular diseases.
French-based international ophthalmic optics company Essilor has signed Letters of Intent with the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Central Monastic Body to strengthen the country’s vision care infrastructure.
April Chang, country manager at Cigna Singapore, argues that wellness programmes at work can lead to reduced absenteeism, higher productivity and increased morale among employees.
Steven Fang understands how to set up a healthcare company. Not only is he chief executive and founder of ASX-listed oncology company Invitrocue, he was also the founder of Singapore-based Cordlife Group, a healthcare company which provides cord blood and cord lining banking services.
Imagine a world in which you can consult with your doctor via video. She asks for a blood sample, which can be collected and analysed from a device in your home. After that is diagnosed, the prescription is automatically sent to the pharmacy and Uber then picks it up. The time from diagnosis to drugs at your home is only 60 minutes.
The digitisation of health data through blockchain technology is a groundbreaking solution that will empower patients and provide them with better access to healthcare.


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