More volunteers needed for COVID-19 Doctors on Call Programme

The Covid-19 Doctors on Call oversight committee is appealing to all South African registered doctors to consider voluntary participation in the Covid-19 Doctors on...

October SA Heart Congress cancelled

The SA Heart & PCR Congress 2020, scheduled to have taken place from 22 to 25 October at the Sandton Convention Centre, has been cancelled. “This unfortunate decision...

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...

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...

No evidence of ‘no PPE’ allegations: Kempton Park’s Arwyp

The management of Arwyp Medical Centre in Kempton Park have been reported to have found no evidence of any staff members having to work without protective...

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...

Medical protection webinar on ‘working outside comfort zone’

Professional groups SAPPF and HealthMan have given advance notice of a webinar to be hosted by the Medical Protection Society next week on “COVID-19:...

PERSPECTIVE: Africa in the path of COVID-19

This perspective article on the expected spread of COVID-19 in Africa in the coming months was originally published in the New England Journal of...

Council suggests scheme member premium holiday where warranted

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

Saliva test for COVID-19 approved in US

The first saliva test for coronavirus has been approved this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The test, developed by Rutgers University researchers, provides another testing...

COVID-19 now a PMB, CMS issues definition guideline

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has announced that the Minister of Health has approved the inclusion of COVID-19 as a Prescribed Minimum Benefit...