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Altibbi launches healthcare hotline in Egypt

Middle East digital health platform Altibbi is launching a premium telephone hotline to put patients in touch with a doctor, with payment taken by the minute as phone credit.

$7bn Indian insurance IPO fails to cover book

Indian private health insurer Star Health has seen just short of four-fifths of its IPO offer subscribed in the past three days of book building. However, local press reports that the listing will still go through thanks to a downsized secondary offer.

Russian oxygen supplies dwindle

Parts of Russia are facing significant oxygen shortages as the treatment of Covid patients continues to chip away at reserves.

IHH considers divesting in China

Listed Malaysian hospital group IHH Healthcare is considering a divestment of its loss-making Chinese business, it has told the stock exchange. Parkway Group could sell for US$1bn.

Booster blunder puts staff at risk

The Indian government's slowness to approve booster shots is putting lives at risk - particularly those of front line medical staff whose immunity is waning. HBI speaks to a disappointed operator source in the country to find out more.

Aster DM to focus on ‘high-growth’ Indian business

UAE and Indian hospital business Aster DM has tasked bankers to look at a demerger between the two geographies. Chairman Azad Moopen has said this makes more room for capex on the high-growth Indian business. 

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