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Parliament: 16 cases of Candida auris in private and public hospitals since 2012, no report of local spread, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A total of 16 cases of Candida auris infections were reported in both private and public hospitals in Singapore since 2012, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said on Monday (May 6). In a written reply to two Parliamentary questions, Mr Gan said investigations showed that the cases were not linked and there has not been any report of the drug-resistant fungus being spread locally. Last month, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that there were 11 isolated cases in public hospitals. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), referring to the emergence…

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Super fungus Candida auris: What you need to know about catching bugs in hospitals, Singapore, Health News

SINGAPORE – The deadly drug-resistant fungus Candida auris, which kills about half of its victims within 90 days, has sparked alarm after news of it spreading globally went viral. It has emerged in locations like China, Europe, the United States, South America, India, Australia, South Korea and Japan. The Straits Times reported on Tuesday that 11 here have been infected since 2012. Three of those infected, including one of two deaths, were treated at Singapore General Hospital between 2012 and 2017. A New York Times report said that the fungus…

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This Temasek-backed company has a strategy to help China’s state hospitals compete in the data economy

Haici Network Technology wants to help China’s state-run hospitals compete against online medical consultation and services platforms.The Guangzhou-based company, founded five years ago, believes it can help stem the flow of doctors and patients defecting to Ping An Good Doctor, WeDoctor and other online platforms.“Our platforms and software enable hospitals to provide more efficient and convenient services before, during and after hospital visits,” founder and chief executive Min Neng told the… Source link

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Chinese insurance giant Ping An launches cloud service aimed at banks, hospitals

Chinese insurance giant Ping An (Group) unveiled Ping An Cloud, a home-grown cloud computing service targeted at five industries, such as finance and health care, on Wednesday. The country’s largest insurer by market value aims to capture a share of China’s expanding but already crowded market for cloud computing with the customisable service. The other sectors it is targeting include automobiles, smart city initiatives and real estate. China’s Ping An Technology aims to generate half its business from external customers It started developing Ping An Cloud in 2013 to power…

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