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Asia needs to step up spending on healthcare 'sharply': OECD

Tokyo COUNTRIES in the Asia-Pacific region are not spending nearly enough on healthcare to keep pace with the needs of their fast-ageing populations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has warned in a report. They need to strengthen health systems and sharply increase spending in order to deliver effective universal coverage necessary to meet the changing needs of f...


30,000 healthcare jobs to be created by 2020: Gan Kim Yong

BETWEEN 2015 and 2020, a total of 30,000 new healthcare jobs are projected to be created under the 2020 Healthcare Manpower Plan launched by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Thursday, as the government looks to build a strong local core of Singaporeans within the growing health and aged-care sector. Speaking at the second national seminar on productivity in healthcare, Mr Gan said the plan compris...


GovTech aims to build deep tech capabilities in government, drive its digitalisation efforts

THERE'S a need to build deep technical capabilities within the government and nurture a culture of excellence and innovation, says Ng Chee Khern, chairman of the newly formed technology agency GovTech. Mr Ng, who is also Permanent Secretary (Defence Development), adds that GovTech will lead the change from within the government and drive digitalisation efforts to optimise the running of Singapore...


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Manufacturing Technology Asia 2017

The 21st edition of MTA will showcase the latest cutting-edge manufacturing technologies and solutions from 400 international exhibitors, which will enable attendees to not only stay relevant but also ahead of economic and industry transformations.

A key spotlight of MTA, the Capabilities Hub has consistently drawn high levels of interest from high-value sectors such as MedTech, Complex Equipment, Oil & Gas and Medical Technology.

MetrologyAsia will once again be held alongside MTA, gathering the top metrology brands to unveil cutting edge testing, measurement and inspection applications and systems needed for complex and sophisticated manufacturing processes.

Visit www.mta-asia.com for more information.
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