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Here are some of the articles MedBrief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

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...

President pleads with South Africans to rally behind NHI

As the countrywide public hearings on the National Insurance Bill wrapped up this week with meetings in Gauteng, President Cyril Ramaphosa has dedicated his...

GP practices in SA urged to prepare for COVID-19 cases

The South African Medical Association has urged all doctors working in the private sector to implement measures in their appointment booking systems to identify...

NHI constitutionality in focus at next IHRM seminar

Key questions surrounding the viability and legality of the proposed national health insurance funding system as proposed in the NHI Bill in terms of...

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...

Battling COVID-19 in SA: Cooperation of doctors key to winning the...

With between 60-70% of South Africans expected to be infected with COVID-19, there is a dire need for the response of healthcare professionals to...

Flu-like symptoms associated with ketogenic diet

Online forum users commonly report that a ketogenic diet can lead to several flu-like symptoms within the first few weeks on the diet, reviewers...

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...

Top stories you may have missed

Here are some of the articles MedBrief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

Income Tax Act changes may benefit private healthcare practitioners

Changes to the Income Tax Act allow healthcare practitioners to have the benefit of substantial savings on their annual Income Tax liability, advised Walter...

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...

Schedule 2, 3 & 4 chronic medications: 12-month repeats now permitted

Patients on Schedule 2, 3 and 4 chronic medications may now be prescribed repeats of up to 12 months by their pharmacist, Minister of Health, Dr Zweli...

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...

Expanding niche finance and insurance products for the medical sector*

Behind this story lies the interesting tale of legendary businessman and insurance expert, Jannie Parsons. Currently the managing director of JPF, Jannie’s fascinating story reveals...

HPCSA announces contingency plans during COVID-19 outbreak

The HPCSA says it has invoked its Business Continuity Plan in the light of the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic as a national disaster in the...

CMS scrapping decisions amounted to ‘unlawful fettering of its powers’

Shortly before the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) CEO and Registrar, Dr Sipho Kabane, issued a media release midday Friday announcing that two stakeholder-based...

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...