Four major Asia Pacific exhibitions in October to showcase cancer management solutionsHong Kong — Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Countries in the Asia-Pacific region—especially China, India, and the rapidly developing territories of Southeast Asia—are making unprecedented healthcare investments to serve their large populations, increasing the demand for new care capacity, particularly for patients with cancer. In October, Elekta will show how Asian-Pacific nations can satisfy their technology requirements to manage cancer at four exhibitions:
“Asia-Pacific countries are boldly meeting the healthcare challenges of their residents, many of whom are living longer and utilizing needed medical care, particularly treatment for cancer,” says Ian Alexander, Executive Vice President of Elekta’s Asia Pacific. “Accordingly, clinics and medical centers in this region are accelerating their acquisition of technology resources to create new capacity and improve access to radiation therapy and cancer care. Elekta is redoubling its efforts to ensure we can address these countries’ healthcare needs.”
A rapidly growing market
Illustrating the demand for healthcare capacity, China will invest $123 billion USD for reform, under which 90 percent of China’s population will be covered by its healthcare system. In addition, 30,000 new hospitals, clinics and healthcare centers are expected to be built. In India, the hospital market is expanding at yearly rate of more than 10 percent in recent years, and is expected to reach $145 billion USD by 2017. Major advances also have been made in Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia.
“Elekta has invested heavily in many Asia-Pacific countries to match the pace of their growth,” Alexander adds. “This includes investments in our distribution capacity and customer service, in addition to IT infrastructure, support and customer training courses.”
Among the solutions Elekta will highlight at the three Asia-Pacific exhibits are:
For more information on Elekta’s cancer management solutions, visitwww.elekta.com/oncology
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