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Think not just about NHI but also about national health investment

Think not just about National Health Insurance (NHI), but also - and probably more importantly - about national health investment. “Healthcare and investment in healthcare...

Managing perceptions vital to NHI debate’s political resolve

Managing perceptions by each of the protagonists in the ongoing National Health Insurance (NHI) debate will be key to it making any progress towards achieving universal health...

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TRIPS waiver for vaccine manufacture: ‘well-intentioned, but unfeasible’*

South Africa’s Department of Health has revealed that over 12.2 million COVID-19 vaccines1 have been administered so far, with 5.8 million people completely vaccinated2...

Certificate of Need regulations: ‘withdraw, consult, redraft!’

The controversial Certificate of Need (CoN) draft regulations bear little relation to the empowering sections in their origin, the National Health Act of 2003,...

Doctors strongly advised to stick to evidence-based medicine, regardless…

The fact that the authors of a systematic review, “Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID‐19”1 - published by the prestigious Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group at the...

Certificate of Need, schemes’ ‘new normal’ top agenda

Topical concerns for medical schemes and practitioners, namely budgeting for COVID, the pandemic progression and the Certificate of Need respectively, will be addressed in...

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COVID pandemic is delaying the implementation of the NHI

 The Covid-19 pandemic has delayed the implementation of the National Health Insurance bill, and it will undoubtedly continue to do so, says Phumelele Makatini,...

Deputy-Minister Joe Phaahla succeeds Zweli Mkhize

Dr Mathume Joseph “Joe”  Phaahla (64), announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa as the new Minister of Health to succeed Dr Zweli Mkhize in the presidential cabinet reshuffle...

Corneal nerve fiber damage identified in patients with long COVID

Patients with long COVID, especially those with neurological symptoms, have corneal small nerve fiber loss and increased dendritic cell (DC) density, according to a study published online...

Council recommends 4,2% limit to 2022 scheme increases

Medical schemes that burden members with steep contribution increases that are unsustainable “are ill-suited to the conditions of a post-COVID economy”, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS)...

Corneal changes may signal long COVID, study shows

Nerve fibre loss and an increase in dendritic or key immune cells on the cornea may help identify Long COVID, according to a small study published...

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Warning issued on looted medications

Medical professionals have been requested to remind their patients to only buy or receive medication from registered medical professionals, accredited pharmacies or medical facilities,...

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Disband MAC for transparent, independent body ‘not reporting to politicians’: Dasoo

A call has been made for the COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) to be disbanded and reconvened as an independent body operating transparently and...