Doctors on Call: volunteer COVID-19 helpline

Two medical groups and a communications network have joined forces to establish a help line-based initiative, “COVID-19 Doctors on Call”, to recruit family practitioners...

Healthcare practitioners volunteering to assist in COVID-19 pandemic

This communique has been prepared by medical practice legal advisor, Julian Botha*, in response to queries raised by healthcare practitioners who have been approached...

Further amendments to Telemedicine Guidelines during COVID-1 outbreak published

The HPCSA has made further amendments to its Telemedicine Guidelines that will apply during the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. The latest notice amends...

COVID-19 will permanently change SA’s healthcare landscape

While the COVID-19 outbreak is going to require massive healthcare resources to deal with, and stretch the health system to breaking point, it may...

MediCoop partners with Aon to deliver risk and insurance broking solutions...

As leaders in the medical malpractice insurance broking market, Aon has over 15 years’ experience in the provision of medical malpractice insurance broking solutions...

Medications safe to use in COVID-19 treatment

A recent study has found that there is no evidence for or against the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen for patients with COVID-19. The study, led...

SA healthcare workers prioritised for flu shots amid COVID-19 pandemic

Health workers are to be prioritised to receive the flu vaccine this year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As the vaccines are pre-ordered a year...

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Lack of PPE and other controls concerning: SAMA

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has issued a statement noting with concern reports from many of its members in the public sector that they either do...

HPCSA telemedicine guideline ‘wrong and dangerous’: health bodies

Organisations representing medical doctors, medical schemes, and medical scheme administrators, have expressed deep concerns over a guideline by the Health Professions Council of South...

HPCSA issues guidance on Telemedicine Guidelines application during pandemic

Acknowledging that medical practitioners are faced with an ethical dilemma of how to contribute to the national endeavours of self-isolation and social distancing and continue...

MPS issues guidance on remote consultation during COVID-19 pandemic

The current situation surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus has created a number of challenges, many of which relate to self-isolation and social distancing. For doctors,...

Medical sector cooperative developing niche products for shareholders

 MediCoop is developing investment, finance and insurance solutions specific for health professionals’ individual and business circumstances. MediCoop’s members are also shareholders.  Medicoop investment services MediCoop’s savings products...

Despite FWA Summit postponement, Section 59 report still to be released...

In its statement announcing the postponement of the Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) Summit from 2 to 3 April in Durban to a date...

COVID-19 challenge no time for corporate profits: SECTION27

The Treatment Action Campaign had to litigate against pharmaceutical companies back in 2001 to drop the price of medicines to treat HIV: "We do...

Africa Health moved from May to October

After consultation with partners from around the world, the organisers of the annual Africa Health Exposition and Conference have decided to postpone this year’s...

Guidance provided for allergists on patient management during the COVID-19 pandemic

Special consideration should be given to patients with asthma and those who are immunocompromised, according to a webinar updating the allergist community on patient...

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