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The restrictions imposed in and the timing of the implementation of the Level Four lock-down measures once again reflect the fact that the authorities...

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The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) says it is working with the Department of Health, the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)...

Personal accident cover that pays out more than the claim*

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The annual Medical Marketing Masterclass, focussing on reaching healthcare practitioners via digital platforms will be going ahead virtually on the 19th May 2021.  Last...

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COVID-19 and Heart Disease will lead an array of pertinent topics for discussion at the SA Heart Virtual Congress 2021 from October 29 to...

MedTech ‘not a commodity’, SAMED tells Parliament

The South African Medical Technology Industry Association (SAMED) has expressed concern that the absence of alignment with the Constitution, the Public Procurement Bill and...

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Facemask ventilation of surgery patients does not increase spread of COVID-19

New research published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists) says that the use of facemask ventilation during routine surgery should not...

COVID exposure: still co-operation issues when benefits are obvious

As it is now widely understood that medical schemes saw significant reductions in claims expenditure in 2020 - despite the impact of COVID-related claims – can...

Reimbursement tool developed to meet COVID-19 health finance challenges

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF), in collaboration with the Industry Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC), has developed an alternative reimbursement model (ARM) tool for the healthcare sector...

GSK celebrates impact of healthcare partnerships for millions of South African...

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Glitch delays rollout of Covid-19 booster shots for healthcare workers

Due to a technical glitch, the start of the Sisonke Booster Trial for healthcare workers (HCWs) has been delayed by a day. According to the Department...

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The Delta variant: What you should know?

By Dr Sheri Fanaroff, Family Physician in Johannesburg MBBCh(Wits), FCFP(SA), MFamMed(Wits)  Prof Tulio De Oliviero from KRISP, where genome typing takes place, announced that the...