Mediclinic stock jumps after a strong six months

Mediclinic, the largest South African hospital group by revenue, saw its shares jump by 7.5% to 346.4p on Friday, after the company reported a “material recovery” in profit margins. This is above the groups previous 2021 high of 344.6p struck in June.

Builder of Swiss Covid system offers it free to World Health Organisation

Getting the over-75s and the immune-suppressed to the front of the queue in Switzerland and 18 of its 23 cantons was the task for Romain Boichat and his team at Soignez-Moi faced last winter. The urgency is shown by the pace. Given the go-ahead on December 23, 2020, the online booking system for mobile phones was up and running on January 4. But the official sign-off awarding the contract didn't arrive until March 31, 2021. Boichart is now keen to offer the software to developing countries and is offering it free to the World Health Organisation.

HBI: Lessons learned from COVID in South Asian Hospitals

South Asia’s healthcare systems were hit hard by Covid. A panel of advisors, investors and operators at HBI 2021 shared their experiences of reacting to COVID and discussed how it had presented opportunities to do things differently.

HBI 2021: More dentists seeing value in platforms

Demand for and interest in dental services from patients and investors continues to rise, with increased respect for dental platforms and a heightened awareness of aesthetic procedures.

HBI 2021: Fertility resilient to Covid with huge scope to consolidate

Infertility is up, maternity in many regions is down - and the global fertility market is continuing on an upwards trajectory largely untouched by Covid. It remains a hot ticket when it comes to M&A - though issues with regulation and staffing are causing some headaches. 

HBI 2021: The mental health pandemic running alongside Covid

The long term impact of COVID on mental health and psychiatry is unknown as demand is increasing, a panel of European experts at HBI 2021 conference said. They discussed polyaddiction and new symptoms, mental health tech, and the impact of the pandemic on healthcare workforce.

Clove on track for record quarter despite Covid

India's largest dental chain, Clove Dental, is hitting record revenues and on track for its best quarter ever despite Covid. HBI caught up with Clove chairman and co-founder Louis Shakinovsky at HBI 2021 to find out more.

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