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IHH seal deal for $1.3bn Fortis

India’s troubled hospital group Fortis Health has selected IHH Healthcare to take control of the company ahead of an alternative bid by rival TPG-Manipal.

China 2030 programme attracts European interest

Norwegian telemonitoring platform Dignio tells us it is among the European players vying for substantial contracts in China as the country begins its healthcare system overhaul.

Buyer found for troubled Fortis?

The fight for Fortis, India's second largest and arguably most troubled hospital group, could soon be over. Healthcare Nova hears from a well-placed India-based source that IHH Healthcare's binding offer to acquire 51% of the company is extremely likely to succeed.

At least six firms vying for Abraaj’s US$1bn healthcare fund

At least six firms are reportedly in the running to take over management of embattled Abraaj's US$1bn healthcare fund, including TPG, Colony Capital and Cerberus Capital. We talk to contacts in the emerging markets investment community, one of whom says as much as half of the portfolio's EBITDA could be in one country.

Training initiatives that massively improve quality and delivery

Aster DM described in great detail how enhanced learning programmes and cultural change, which left far more responsibility in the hands of staff, led to big improvements in care. One of the largest and fastest growing conglomerates in the MENA region, Aster DM Healthcare covers the full spectrum of healthcare services with a portfolio that includes hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centres, retail pharmacies and consultancy services.

Making dental care cost effective and accessible to underserved urban classes

Sabka Dentist is the largest chain of dental clinics in India which provides affordable dental care services to the masses. It currently runs 112 company owned company operated dental clinics across India. The company currently has 250 dental chairs distributed across 112 clinics operated by more than 500 dentists.

End in sight for saga of Fortis sale?

The race to buy under-fire Fortis, India's second largest hospital group, may be nearing the finish line. So who are the most likely purchasers and what is the timescale.

Chinese megacity plans mega-hospital

China will soon be home to a new megacity and preparations are underway to build the healthcare infrastructure needed to support it.