Payment-in-kind ruling hailed as groundbreaking for future medical negligence cases

The recent ruling by the High Court in Johannesburg that the future medical needs of victims of medical negligence can be covered by payment...

Hospital Association of SA (HASA) Conference

14-16 September

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Health corruption watchdog probing numerous fraud, corruption complaints

Since its launch in October, the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum (HSACF) has received numerous complaints of serious corruption, fraud and maladministration in the health...

SAMA opposed to NHI Bill in current form

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says while it remains supportive of the progressive realisation of Universal Health Coverage for people in South Africa,...

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CMS to scrap low-cost benefit options

In a surprising move, the Council for Medical Schemes has announced that all Low-Cost Benefit Options (LCBOs) used by low-income earners in the country...

Increase in bedsores in public hospital, an indication of poor healthcare

Patients in Gauteng public hospitals have suffered 2002 hospital-acquired pressure sores in the last two years, which is a terrible indicator of poor healthcare. This...

Use of phenylephrine in the treatment of septic shock and SA-induced...

Phenylephrine is a vasopressor used for the maintenance of blood pressure in the operating theatre and in the treatment of hypotension associated with septic shock in some...

Cure Day Hospitals among latest COHSASA accreditations

The healthcare facilities listed below have been awarded accreditation by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC)...

Prompt payment, CON issues addressed by NHI’s Crisp

Practitioners will be paid in real time, no real need for a Certificate of Need, and services will have to push ahead without a patient records...

OPINION PIECE: The Marmite NHI

John Bercow, the recently-retired speaker of the United Kingdom parliament, was recently referred to by a reporter as “the marmite speaker”. The expression was developed,...

Immediate, shorter-term answers to current difficulties required: ASAIPA NHI Submission

A more immediate or shorter-term answer to the difficulties currently faced in the provision of healthcare must be prioritised, the Alliance of SA Independent Practitioner Associations (ASAIPA)...

Renewed calls for urgent law reform to limit surging medical negligence...

With medical negligence claims against the state now approaching R100 billion, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has reiterated the mantra of his predecessor, Aaron Motsoaledi...

State’s right of recovery against its Doctors

Part 1* As a general rule an employer, such as a private hospital or, the Province, in the case of a state health facility, is liable...

Robotic-assisted total knee replacements a first for Africa

A total knee replacement operation has been carried out using the state-of-the-art Mako robotic arm assisted surgery system for the first time in Africa....