DoH ‘notes concerns’ of health experts as outcry of health professionals...

“We have noted the issues and concerns raised in the letter penned by the health experts and researchers. As the Department of Health, we...

Shortage of rental vehicles affecting the insurance industry*

The reduction in hire car fleet sizes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has been profound. According to a recent rental fleet survey conducted by...

OPEN LETTER: Stop victimisation of healthcare professionals and fix the public...

More than 140 of the country’s top healthcare leaders including clinicians in both the public and private healthcare sector, academics, scientists and health experts...

Contributory negligence, apportionment of damages: shared liability not to be overlooked

The steep increase in the number of medical malpractice lawsuits in South Africa in the past few years - with obstetricians, gynaecologists and neurosurgeons...

GDoH on an apparent roll to address issues raised in Dr...

 In an indication that it is starting to move on the dire conditions in Gauteng’s public health service recently highlighted by paediatric gastroenterologist Dr...

Gene testing athletes to prevent sudden cardiac death: strict recommendations

Recommendations on how to use gene testing to prevent sudden cardiac death in athletes and enable safe exercise have just been published in the European...

First for Africa: Robotic assisted cardiothoracic surgery now available at Christiaan...

In a first for the continent, a cardiothoracic robotic assisted surgery programme has been established at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Hospital to provide less invasive...

‘Gentle giant’ of surgery, Dr Stephen Grobler, dies at weekend

Noted surgeon and gastroenterologist, Dr Stephen Grobler, died in Bloemfontein at the weekend after suffering a stroke earlier in the week. An MBChB graduate from...

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SAPPF expressed its outrage at further action against Dr De Maayer

The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has added its voice to the renewed outrage over continuing disciplinary action against reinstated paediatric gastroenterologist, Dr...

Unique Covid-friendly SA asthma solution goes to scale

A uniquely efficient, affordable asthma spacer using a 500ml plastic bottle and a special two-way valve is set to reduce mortality and morbidity among...

Rahima Moosa’s reinstated Dr Tim de Maayer still subject to disciplinary...

Despite the lifting of his suspension and the Gauteng Department of Health indicating that the “matter was resolved amicably”, it appears as if disciplinary...

Twenty-minute vigorous physical activity daily advised for young teens

Twenty minutes of daily vigorous physical activity (VPA) seems to be best for maximizing cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in adolescents, a study published online this...

The current health system is ‘failing everyone’

By BH Groenewald* “Many poor people are denied care when they need it. Many privileged people are given treatment that they don’t need – some...

Study paves way to better understand long COVID

A new study just published in PLoS Pathogens is the first to link SARS-CoV-2 specific T cells to lung function and those who suffer from long-term...

Legislative dysfunction defers complementary medicine victory

By Chris Bateman  “The current regime imposed on complementary medicines is tantamount to imposing Boeing specifications on a bicycle.” – Anthony Rees There is ‘no way’...

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Suspended paediatrician reinstated at Rahima Moosa after national outcry

Twenty-four hours after he was put on precautionary suspension for writing a letter in the Daily Maverick in which he spoke out about the...