COVID-19: special guidelines reminder for medical practice

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has recognised the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak and has provided special guidelines that apply during...

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All encouraged to complete WHO COVID-19 survey*

African Health Business (AHB) has given notice that deadline for response to the World Health Organisation (WHO) survey in response to COVID-19 is now...

All encouraged to complete WHO COVID-19 survey*

African Health Business (AHB), in a call for all health professionals and groups on the African continent to participate, has given notice that deadline...

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Forecasters chart a ‘devastating’ impact of prolonged lockdown on the economy

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Titanium Awards deadline extended, reduced to two categories

Convenors of the 6th Annual Titanium Awards have announced that the deadline has been extended to 31 July 2020 and instead of the original...

Occupational health ‘high risk’ for contracting virus

The occupational health environment during this COVID-19 challenge is most certainly stressful and high risk for contracting the disease, according to Far East Rand...

Doctors appeal to President to end hard lockdown now

Almost 30 doctors including GPs, psychiatrists, surgeons and researchers have signed a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to relax the current hard...

Asthma not among common COVID-19 problems

Asthma is not among the top 10 chronic health problems in people who have died from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in New York state,...

Council suggests scheme member premium holiday where warranted

To ensure member protection through continued access to quality healthcare, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) regulator has encouraged medical schemes to assist vulnerable...

Managing asthma amid COVID-19

People with moderate to severe asthma may be at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 as it affects the respiratory tract which...

Loss of smell and taste validated as COVID-19 symptoms

The findings of a study published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology suggests that clinicians should include sensory impairment as standard screening...

Medicines courier gives assurance deliveries will continue

National courier pharmacy Medipost has assured patients and the healthcare providers it supplies that it has implemented  contingency plans and precautions enabling it to continue its delivery...

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BHF welcomes HPCSA’s lifting of telemedicine ban

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has welcomed the lifting of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) telemedicine ban to broadly permit...

SAPPF puts COVID-19 financial and other support measures for healthcare providers...

The SA Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has reiterated its support for healthcare practitioners during the COVID-19 crisis and has taken the following measures to...

OPINION: How the COVID-19 pandemic could nudge us towards the achievement...

This article was published in the Daily Maverick and was written by Geetesh Solanki: Specialist Scientist at the Health Systems Research Unit, SA Medical...