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South Korea accepts resignations of over 10,000 junior doctors, fuelling concerns over low doctor-patient ratio

South Korea has lately made headlines due to ~10,000 trainee doctors going on strike. They are protesting against a government proposal to increase admissions to medical schools.  Following the July 15 deadline for junior doctors to return to work, the Ministry of Health and Welfare has started to accept resignations, as the doctors on strike have not responded, as reported by The Korean Herald. 

Sanofi to Invest $437.24 million to expand and strengthen presence in India

Sanofi, the French drugmaker, plans to invest $437.24 million in its Global Capacity Centre (GCC) in Hyderabad, India, by the end of the decade, Reuters reported. China's low costs and speed previously made it a preferred pharma hub, but political factors are now shifting benefits to India.

Temasek to invest up to $10 billion in India, with focus on healthcare

Singapore state investor Temasek plans to invest up to $10 billion in India over three years, focusing on healthcare and financial services, Reuters reported on Monday. Foreign investors are increasingly interested in Indian hospital chains and healthcare groups, which are expanding into smaller cities to meet rising demand as public hospitals remain overburdened and inefficient. 

HBI 2024: The European lab sector has a workforce crisis — experts advance AI as a solution

The European clinical lab market has been moving towards consolidation for some time, a trend that is expected to continue. During the final panel session of the HBI 2024 conference, "Laboratory Diagnostics – Growth Beyond Consolidation," the panellists agreed that the laboratory sector is already highly consolidated, and collectively debated as to whether there is still room for further consolidation within Europe.

UK overhauls stock market listing rules

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has set out new rules for companies listing on the stock market in the UK. The new rules aim to attract more IPOs to the UK and boost growth by simplifying the listing process and bringing it more in line with other countries.

Rising NHS waiting lists drive UK patients to private cancer care

Cancer care in the United Kingdom is struggling, according to a recent paper in The Lancet Oncology, a medical journal covering clinical cancer specialties. Nine experts and academics in oncology warn that the NHS is approaching a tipping point, with survival rates lagging behind those of many other developed nations.

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