Forecasters chart a ‘devastating’ impact of prolonged lockdown on the economy

Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not*

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...

OPINION: A call for strengthened private and public healthcare systems in...

Never let a good crisis go to waste. That's what we are seeing in a time of the coronavirus crisis. Governments the world over...

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...

Global eHealth company offers doctors free use of secure CLICKDOC video...

In a bid to help curb the spread of COVID-19 CompuGroup Medical is offering its CLICKDOC Video Consultation service for free to the South...

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:...

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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...

Effectiveness of PPE in preventing COVID-19 transmission to healthcare workers

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the high transmission rate to healthcare workers working with these patients, The Cochrane Review has done a...

Coronavirus-resistant robot doing ward rounds at Tygerberg Hospital during pandemic

Intensive-care specialists at Tygerberg Hospital have a new infection-resistant 'colleague' helping them do ward rounds on Covid-19 patients. “Quintin" – as 'he' is affectionately...

PPE worth millions to arrive in the country soon

Business for SA’s (BSA) Public Health Workgroup (PHW) has secured personal protection equipment (PPE) for health workers to the tune of R400 million mainly...

Medicines courier gives assurance deliveries will continue

National courier pharmacy Medipost has assured patients and the healthcare providers it supplies that it has implemented  contingency plans and precautions enabling it to continue its delivery...

Two-week lockdown extension could help healthcare system prepare for the worst

The two-week extension of the national lockdown in South Africa announced last week has given government two more months to prepare the health system...

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BHF welcomes HPCSA’s lifting of telemedicine ban

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has welcomed the lifting of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) telemedicine ban to broadly permit...

Elective surgery during lock down period: legal implications

Legal health expert Elsabé Klinck has drafted a document on the medico legal consequences of doing elective surgery during the lockdown period. The document was made...