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KKR-backed Radiant Life buys stake in Max Healthcare

As Healthcare Europa predicted in January, KKR-backed Mumbai-based hospital chain Radiant Life Care is to buy the entire 49.7% stake held by South African giant Life Healthcare in Max Healthcare Institute.

Aetna International invests in luxury telehealth service to attract Indian custom

Global insurer Aetna International has been running telehealth through partners around the world for a long time. But in June it decided to launch its own telehealth platform and run its own operations. The company claims to have a million customers on its books but has only run 30,000 consultations. Why, and what is it doing about this?

Brazil’s largest HMO acquires competitor

Amil, Brazil's largest insurance and hospital operator, has acquired competitor and medical insurance company Sobam Group. We speak to a market expert to find out more.

Winners and losers revealed in Dubai

A recent report shows which for-profit hospital groups in Dubai are doing well and which are doing badly. The Saudi groups fall into the "could do better" category with bed occupancy rates around 20%. And Dubai's massive Dubai Healthcare City project is more than a little peaky.

Heads of NMC Health and San Donato sign agreement – but why?

NMC Health's founder and chairman B.R. Shetty has signed an agreement with San Donato, the largest hospital group in Italy, that will allow the latter to export its medical expertise to the UAE, says Italian press. It comes just a few months after San Donato's young president announced the group was considering selling a minority stake or IPOing.