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Good news for Abu Dhabi operators

The Abu Dhabi government had made a U-turn on its July 2016 decision to impose a 20% co-pay on private services for Thiqa cardholders. It has also lifted all IVF-related restrictions. This is good news for private operators present in the emirate, including NMC and Mediclinic.

Saudi beckons for UAE’s National Reference Lab

National Reference Laboratory (NRL), a fast growing lab network in the United Arab Emirates, which has partnered with the Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), wants to become a regional player and is now looking beyond the UAE. We spoke to its marketing manager, Dr Bisera Laksinka.

UK dentistry group signs £15m deal with JSE-listed investor

Dentex Healthcare Group, a UK dental partnership network that launched three years ago, is getting a £15m investment from South African-Mauritian firm Universal Partners to expand across the UK. We speak to Dentex CEO Barry Lanesman.

How, why and whether to outsource labs in India

With outsourcing in the lab diagnostics sector expected to rise in mature markets, what does the picture look like in emerging economies? Abhishek Singh, chief of strategy at Valiance Health and Ankur Bharti, CEO of Reheal Clinics (both ex-PwC) tell Healthcare Nova that hospitals are increasingly like to seek external partners to help run their pathology business.