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Devi Shetty's Narayana Hrudayalaya can perform heart surgery for US$800

What if hospitals were run like a mix of Walmart and a low-cost airline? The result might be something like the chain of "no-frills" Narayana Hrudayalaya clinics in southern India.

Monday, 22 April, 2013, 5:17am

Hospitals can cope with bird flu outbreak

The plans cover procedures for isolating patients, dispensing medicine and deploying doctors and nurses. Private doctors or retired nursing staff might be called in to help at government hospitals if needed, according to Hospital Authority director Dr Cheung Wai-lun.

13 Apr 2013 - 5:41am

The rise of medical tourism: buyer beware

Hong Kong-based writer Monica (not her real name) managed to shed serious weight following a stomach bypass operation in India five years ago. Her attempt at body contouring, however, turned into a nightmare.

8 Apr 2013 - 10:47am

Don't bank on trade from mainland Chinese mothers, CY warns medics

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was addressing how the zero-tolerance policy for expectant mainland mothers in Hong Kong's maternity wards could affect the city's obstetrics industry. Yesterday marked the first time he had done so since the ban came into effect in January.

18 Mar 2013 - 4:44am 8 comments

Beijing hospital staff grilled over private use of ambulance sirens

With sirens wailing, a Beijing ambulance headed for the hospital was not rushing a patient back at all. It was returning from a noodle restaurant where staff members had dinner that night.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:19pm

China Digest, December 12, 2012

Municipal lawmakers are planning to pass emergency legislation that would allow drivers to be cited if they do not yield to ambulances during emergencies.

12 Dec 2012 - 4:00am

Wuhan hospital takes down banner celebrating 40,000 patients

A Wuhan hospital was slammed by netizens after it unveiled a banner outside the building celebrating its total number of in-patients hitting 40,000.

4 Dec 2012 - 3:10pm 1 comment

Hospitals in China resist bid to reform drug sales

The central government's attempt to control the mainland's soaring health costs by scrapping a long-standing mark-up on medicine sales has run into stiff resistance from the chiefs at major hospitals.

27 Nov 2012 - 3:42am

Vice-Premier weighs in on HIV patients hospital rejection

Tianjin's Health Bureau says a hospital that rejected a lung cancer patient after finding out he was infected with HIV will face serious punishment.

23 Nov 2012 - 3:13am

Harbin doctor's killing highlights problem for hospitals

On the day his son was stabbed to death, it snowed. On the day of the young man's funeral, it snowed. Now, as Wang Dongqing regards the snow blanketing his son's tomb after learning the killer had been sentenced to life imprisonment, he sees the snow as a sign that God has seen justice done.

2 Nov 2012 - 3:59am