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Changing Landscape of Medical Tourism in India

Medical tourism is rapidly gaining traction in global healthcare industry, wherein costs of biomedical procedures and surgical operations are tied up with travel and tourism spending.

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Dr Nagendra Swamy appointed as Group Medical Director of Manipal Hospitals

Bengaluru: Manipal Hospitals has appointed Dr Nagendra Swamy, currently president of Manipal Health Enterprises and chairman of the quality council at Manipal University, as group medical director of Manipal Hospitals.

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IBM Watson to power Manipal Hospitals’ cancer care

Bengaluru: In a first, hospital chain Manipal Hospitals has adopted IBM’s cognitive computing platform Watson for improving and offering individualised cancer care for patients, the IBM announced on Wednesday.

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Rs 10 crore to help develop affordable technology-driven healthcare products and services

Hyderabad: Unitus Seed Fund, Pfizer, PATH, Manipal Hospitals and Narayana Health on Monday announced the launch of StartHealth, an innovative programme to provide up to Rs 10 crore in grants and investments to very early-stage startups seeking to enhance access to affordable technology-driven healthcare products and services for the low-income masses in India.

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70-85% of clinical decisions based on information derived from laboratory test results

Bangalore: It is estimated that 70-85 per cent of clinical decisions are based upon information derived from laboratory test results so ensuring optimal sample quality is crucial to the patient, clinician and the efficiency of any hospital, according to BD India.

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Manipal Hospitals raises $100 million from India Value Fund Advisors

Bangalore: Manipal Hospitals has raised $100 million from India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA). The company expects an additional inflow of $100 million from the same investor in the months to come.

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Manipal Hospitals to add 2,400 beds by March 2015

New Delhi: Manipal Hospitals, which has a network of 15 hospitals and three primary clinics mostly in South India, plans to add 2,400 beds by the end of 2014-15 fiscal. The healthcare chain currently has 1,600 beds in its hospitals.

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Manipal Hospitals performs robotic thyroid, cancer surgeries

Bengaluru: Doctors at Manipal Hospitals have performed robotic thyroid and cancer surgeries for thyroidectomy and larynx cancer. These medical breakthroughs, using robotic assistance, were performed by Dr Somashekhar S P and Dr Shabber S Zaveri both from the department of surgical oncology and Dr E V Raman from the department of ENT at the group’s flagship Bangalore hospital.

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Dr Naresh Trehan recognised as Healthcare Entrepreneur of 2011

Mumbai: Dr Naresh Trehan, chairman, Medanta – The Medicity, has been recognised as the healthcare entrepreneur of the year, while Dr B Soma Raju, chairman, Care Hospitals, has received the lifetime achievement award at Alexandria-Frost & Sullivan India Healthcare Excellence Awards 2011. Fortis Hospitals, Healthcare Global Enterprises, Manipal Hospitals and Vasan Healthcare were recognised as the healthcare company of the year providing general health care, oncology care, mother and child care and eye care services respectively.

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Manipal Hospitals plans to invest Rs 300 crore to add 1200 beds

Manipal Hospitals plans to open two greenfield hospitals, one in Pune and the other in Hyderabad, with bed capacity of 300 each, in two years. The healthcare chain also plans to add nearly 600 beds in its existing premises in two years.

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