Australian health heavyweight moves into China

Global health and security assistance provider MedAire, Inc. has signed a letter of intent with the Beijing International Heart Hospital (BIHH) to develop an integrated outpatient medical clinic and response center in Beijing.

The clinic, which will be operated by MedAire's subsidiary Global Doctor Ltd., will provide specialty outpatient, primary and urgent care services to Chinese consumers, expatriates and business travelers in Beijing.

Scheduled to open later this year, the new Global Doctor clinic is being developed in cooperation with the Beijing International Heart Hospital. BIHH is the first foreign-owned, private, state-of-the-art cardiovascular specialty hospital in China.

In addition to outpatient services, Global Doctor will operate a response center from within the clinic that will coordinate assistance services and emergency medical evacuations throughout China and North Asia. "This project emphasizes MedAire's commitment to growing our business and presence in Asia and providing truly unique health care solutions to our global client base," said Robert F. Valente, MedAire's senior vice president of global services." "We are thrilled to partner with BIHH to offer integrated health care and assistance services to Chinese and expatriate families," said Greg Eaton, managing director of Global Doctor Ltd. "This project underscores our commitment to our patients and corporate clients to provide truly unique health care solutions and to respond to their evolving needs in China."

Through its network of Global Doctor clinics, MedAire provides international standard medical care, telemedicine and assistance services in China, Indonesia and Thailand. The clinics are located in Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Chengdu, Bangkok and Jakarta.

MedAire, Inc. Established in 1986, MedAire offers fully integrated health and security solutions including remote emergency assistance services, evacuations, training and web-based education programs, specialized resources such as medical and security kits and a network of western-standard medical clinics in Asia. MedAire provides services to international business travelers and expatriates, commercial airlines throughout the world, corporate flight departments, government agencies, military and maritime operators. MedAire, listed under MDE on the Australian Stock Exchange, can be found on the Internet at http://www.medaire.com.

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