- Mediclinic (MDC) said trading is in line with management's expectations.

"In Southern Africa and Switzerland, we continue to deliver growth in patient activity," it said in a trading update.

"In the Middle East, Dubai's Mediclinic City Hospital North Wing opened in September 2016 and initial patient numbers are encouraging.

"In Abu Dhabi, we are making good progress with the integration of the Al Noor business and remain confident in the prospects for the region.

"We continue to see growing demand for cost-effective quality private healthcare services and remain focused on ensuring our patients receive quality clinical care and benefit from the Group's ongoing investment in skills, training, technology and infrastructure.

"Despite the industry trends of growing competition and regulatory initiatives, Mediclinic is well positioned to maintain consistent growth."

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