Doctors on Call: volunteer COVID-19 helpline

Two medical groups and a communications network have joined forces to establish a help line-based initiative, “COVID-19 Doctors on Call”, to recruit family practitioners...

Caring for medical staff while they care for COVID-19 patients

As the coronavirus pandemic ripples throughout the world, the pressure on medical personnel is mounting. To date between 8% and 30% (depending on the country)...

Three COVID-19 deaths at Netcare hospital prompts closure of emergency department

Netcare has closed the emergency department of its St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban and has stopped all new admissions to the facility after the...

Being equipped to handle the current chaos

The following invitation has been extended to SA medical professionals via the SA Private Practitioners Forum and HealthMan:How are YOU EQUIPPING YOURSELF and handling the CHAOS...

Urgent steps to ramp up PPE supplies as SA faces potential...

With the influx of COVID-19 patients expected to hit South African hospitals in the next two weeks, role players in South Africa’s private and...

Identifying patients at risk of IBD in advance

A team of GI tract researchers have reported the identification of a panel of serum antibodies and proteins that were predictive of patients who...

MediCoop partners with Aon to deliver risk and insurance broking solutions...

As leaders in the medical malpractice insurance broking market, Aon has over 15 years’ experience in the provision of medical malpractice insurance broking solutions...

Working on AI process to predict ARDS in COVID-19

Data from patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can be used to develop a model that can predict who will develop acute respiratory distress...

Medications safe to use in COVID-19 treatment

A recent study has found that there is no evidence for or against the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen for patients with COVID-19. The study, led...

Netcare invests millions to bolster hospitals’ readiness for COVID-19

Netcare has spent R150 million to enhance the readiness of its ICU/High Care facilities, including purchasing additional ventilators, ultraviolet disinfection robots and specialised air...

SASOG issues guidance to members during COVID-19 pandemic

The South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SASOG) has urged its members to prepare as well as possible for the COVID-19 outbreak in...

Urgent plea to companies to divert PPE stocks to healthcare sector

Business for SA’s Public Health Workgroup has called on all companies, especially those in lockdown, to urgently divert their stocks of personal protective equipment...

Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with COVID-19: Surviving...

The South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has asked MedBrief Africa to share the latest Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Covid-19 drafted...

Lack of PPE and other controls concerning: SAMA

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has issued a statement noting with concern reports from many of its members in the public sector that they either do...

HPCSA telemedicine guideline ‘wrong and dangerous’: health bodies

Organisations representing medical doctors, medical schemes, and medical scheme administrators, have expressed deep concerns over a guideline by the Health Professions Council of South...

HPCSA issues guidance on Telemedicine Guidelines application during pandemic

Acknowledging that medical practitioners are faced with an ethical dilemma of how to contribute to the national endeavours of self-isolation and social distancing and continue...

Article addresses management of cancer care during COVID-19

Management of cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic is addressed in a special feature article published online in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer...