Diagnostics in South Asia

The Hindu, a daily newspaper focusing on India and abroad, reported that India has the highest number of multidrug-resistant TB in South East Asia.  http://www.thehindu.com

The Times of India reports on Mumbai stating that the city’s public hospitals are likely to get a boost in terms of bed strength, newer treatments as well as diagnostic facilities.   http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

MoneyLife reported India is the world’s diabetes capital, with an estimated diabetic population of nearly 45 million currently, and growing exponentially. The magazine suggests pharmaceutical companies that service this market may be taking advantage to make a huge profit instead of coming up with with alternative, less expensive, diabetic supplies that are more affordable for the common man. http://www.moneylife.in/article/diabetic-supplies-drawing-blood/

In other news, a source in Manila, Philippines reports a high-tech (yet affordable) solution is now available in the Philippines.“Molecular Diagnostic” (MD) tests now serve as an early warning tool against diseases. http://www.mb.com.ph/articles


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