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Private hospitals roll out luxuries to lure patients in Indi

Lobby in Fortis hospital
CINEMAS, Rolls-Royces and rooms so plush they could belong in a five-star hotel: private hospital operators in India are all but rolling out a red carpet to lure affluent locals and tourists to seek medical treatment at their luxe facilities.   Local hospital firms including Fortis Healthcare Ltd , Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd and privately owned Me...

Indian state Tripura revokes controversial AFSPA law

A remote Indian state has withdrawn a long-standing controversial law that handed security forces sweeping powers to fight insurgents, saying it was no longer needed, a top official said on Thursday (28). The draconian law, covering parts of n More News »

Hospitals overwhelmed as Indian heatwave deaths near 1,500

Hospitals in India were struggling on Thursday (28) to cope with an influx of victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed nearly 1,500 lives in just over a week. Hundreds of people – mainly from the poorest sections of society &nda More News »

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Community pharmacists in the UK were warned to get to grips with technology and the digitalisation of healthcare or face being left behind, during the Avicenna conference in northern Cyprus. Technology is becoming more significant as the NHS c More News »

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A historic meeting between Indian icon Mahatma Gandhi and film legend Charlie Chaplin that took place in England in the 1930s was marked last week with the opening of a memorial garden. A plot in Newham, east London, close to where the two int More News »
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