ARTICLES RELATING TO HPCSA

Top doctors not deregistered - dept

2014-05-02 11:38

Two top doctors at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital have not been deregistered by the Health Professions Council of SA, the Gauteng health department says.

Unlucky 13 for Wouter Basson

2013-12-18 20:49
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The HPCSA has won its 13-year-long case against Wouter Basson, saying if a doctor decides to use his medical knowledge and skills for actions contrary to medical ethics, he should de-register from the council.

Basson matter resumes in February 2014

2013-12-18 14:23

The Health Professions Council of SA’s inquiry into Dr Wouter Basson’s conduct will resume in February for sentence argument.

Wouter Basson to learn fate

2013-12-18 07:45
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Judgment on the professional conduct of apartheid-era chemical warfare expert Dr Wouter Basson is due to be delivered.

Lawyer wants Basson acquitted

2013-11-15 17:52

Cardiologist Dr Wouter Basson should be acquitted as the hearing into his professional conduct was unfair, unreasonable and unlawful, his lawyer says.

Basson hearing prejudicial - counsel

2013-11-15 13:27

A hearing into the conduct of Dr Wouter Basson 30 years after his alleged transgressions is prejudicial to the cardiologist, his defence counsel says.

Basson hearing postponed

2013-11-14 22:13

The Health Professions Council of SA's hearing into the conduct of apartheid-era chemical warfare expert Dr Wouter Basson has been postponed.

Basson shifted blame - health council

2013-11-14 18:48

Dr Wouter Basson has shifted the blame in his evidence before an inquiry into his conduct, the Health Professions Council of SA says.

Victims' families want Basson struck off

2013-11-14 12:27
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Families of victims of the chemical warfare allegedly administered by Wouter Basson want him struck off the roll as a medical practitioner.

Cut student doctors from hospital - Sama

2013-10-09 08:59

The SA Medical Association has called on the Health Professional Council of SA to withdraw student doctors from Tembisa hospital after they were forced to spend the night in the hospital’s casualty ward.

Witness: I will not talk about Mandela

2013-07-17 15:25

A former SA Defence Force surgeon general has refused to divulge details of meetings and discussions he had with former president Nelson Mandela.

HPCSA's Basson hearing to continue

2013-07-16 08:50

The Health Professions Council of SA hearing into the conduct of apartheid-era chemical warfare expert Wouter Basson is scheduled to continue.

Karabus still waiting for passport

2013-04-29 18:32

Doctor Cyril Karabus has not received his passport after the United Arab Emirates cleared him to travel, his lawyer says.

Basson's hearing adjourned

2013-04-17 14:20

Former surgeon general Niel Knobel is expected to testify on behalf of cardiologist Wouter Basson, when his ethical conduct hearing resumes in July.

Basson witness grilled at hearing

2013-04-15 22:12

Toxicologist Gert Jacobus Muller has been questioned about his expert evidence in the ethical conduct hearing of cardiologist Wouter Basson.

Health blow in Basson hearing

2012-09-25 15:39

Cardiologist Dr Wouter Basson's professional conduct hearing has been postponed because presiding Judge Frikkie Eloff is ill.

Medical schemes back new tariffs

2012-08-15 18:07

New health tariffs will help to stabilise medical costs and provide certainty to medical schemes and patients, says the Board of Healthcare Providers.

Dentists slam tariff guidelines

2012-08-12 14:51

The recently published 2012 health tariff guidelines do not take into account increased costs for dental practices, according to the SA Dental Association.

HPCSA ordered to restore radiologist's status

2012-06-13 09:46

The Health Professions Council of SA has been ordered to restore the full registration status of a Limpopo radiologist.

Basson never violated rights - witness

2012-03-30 22:23

Cardiologist Wouter Basson never violated human rights or medical ethical standards when he headed South Africa's chemical warfare programme, the Health Professions Council has heard.

Legal wrangle delays Basson hearing

2012-03-28 13:29

Wouter Basson's professional conduct hearing has been delayed by a legal wrangle about a statement that the SADF had used "chemical weapons" on South Africans.

Basson accused of selective amnesia

2012-03-27 22:52

Apartheid era germ warfare expert Wouter Basson has been accused of lying, distorting the truth, being obstructive and trying to rely on amnesia when it suited him.

Look at me through 1980s glasses - Basson

2012-03-26 22:56

Wouter Basson has testified that his involvement in SA's chemical and biological warfare programmes was aimed at saving lives and "should be seen through 1980s glasses".

Wouter Basson's discharge bid fails

2012-01-27 11:42

Cardiologist Wouter Basson's bid for a discharge on four charges of unprofessional and unethical conduct has failed, but a hearing will be held later in the year.

 

AfriForum lays complaint with HPCSA

2014-01-25 05:00
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A complaint has been laid with the Health Professions Council of SA against former Surgeon General Vejaynand Ramlakan and KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo.

HPCSA finds Basson guilty

2013-12-18 18:43

The Health Professions Council of SA has found Dr Wouter Basson guilty of unprofessional conduct.

HPCSA finds Basson guilty

2013-12-18 12:38
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The Health Professions Council of SA has found Dr Wouter Basson guilty of unprofessional conduct.

Basson hearing postponed for judgment

2013-11-15 22:21

The hearing into the professional conduct of apartheid-era chemical warfare expert Dr Wouter Basson has been postponed for judgment.

Basson joined defence after university - lawyer

2013-11-15 15:25

Cardiologist Dr Wouter Basson had only just started his medical career when he was asked to be part of the apartheid government's secret chemical warfare programme, his lawyer says.

HPCSA 'has no evidence' against Basson

2013-11-15 12:34

The Health Professions Council of SA didn’t provide any evidence of wrongdoing against former apartheid-era chemical warfare expert Dr Wouter Basson, his counsel says.

Find Basson guilty - council

2013-11-14 21:42

Dr Wouter Basson should be found guilty of professional misconduct, the Health Professions Council of SA says.

Basson inquiry fair, court hears

2013-11-14 14:07

There was nothing unfair about a hearing into the professional conduct of Dr Wouter Basson, the Health Professions Council of SA says.

Student doctors to return to Midrand

2013-10-14 18:49

Nine student doctors from Tembisa Hospital will temporarily return to Midrand to allow contractors to complete renovations at the hospital's residence, the Gauteng department of health says.

HPCSA taken to court over Benoni plastic surgeon

2013-09-12 10:27

Four people have taken the Health Professions Council of SA to the North Gauteng High Court over alleged malpractice by a Benoni plastic surgeon.

TRC evidence used in Basson hearing

2013-07-16 22:02

Truth and Reconciliation Commission evidence has been brought before Wouter Basson's unethical conduct hearing at the Health Professions Council of SA.

HPCSA disbars doctor

2013-06-13 18:53

A medical doctor has been disbarred from practising medicine in South Africa for working outside his scope, the Health Professions Council of SA says.

HPCSA hearing 'a waste of time'

2013-04-23 09:33

A church minister has reportedly stormed out of a Health Professions Council of SA hearing after one of two charges against a doctor who misdiagnosed his injuries were withdrawn, according to a report.

Cyanide features at Basson hearing

2013-04-16 16:39

Toxic chemicals, poisons and irritants have been discussed at apartheid-era chemical warfare specialist Wouter Basson's ethical conduct hearing.

Woman gets vaginal exam for sore throat

2012-11-01 08:26
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A Gauteng woman laid a complaint with the Health Professions Council of SA after she went to see a doctor about a sore throat - and was given a vaginal examination instead.

HPCSA backtracks on medical tariffs

2012-08-16 12:15

Publication of the contentious 2012 pricing guidelines for doctors and dentists has been put on hold, the Health Professions Council of SA says.

New medical tariffs transparent - HPCSA

2012-08-14 14:19

The health industry watchdog says it has consulted widely on the new medical tariffs, aimed to protect the consumer against being overcharged.

Medical tariff guidelines for patients

2012-08-08 10:39

The Health Professions Council of SA has provided tariff guidelines for medical professionals, to protect patients from being overcharged.

Mokonyane: Rapists have serious sickness

2012-07-19 22:25

Two men convicted of raping two paramedics have "a serious sickness", Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says.

Basson requests Twitter probe

2012-04-01 14:32

Cardiologist Wouter Basson has instructed his legal team to investigate a false Twitter account opened in his name.

Basson: I received orders from 120 bosses

2012-03-28 22:47

Wouter Basson says he had no reason to believe that he was taking part in a criminal operation when he supplied the police and security forces with substances for across-border snatch operations.

Basson hearing continues

2012-03-28 08:47

Apartheid era germ warfare expert Wouter Basson is set to appear before the Health Professions Council of SA again, to answer to four remaining charges of unprofessional and unethical conduct.

Mandela reappointed me, says Basson

2012-03-27 13:56
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Wouter Basson has told a professional conduct committee that Nelson Mandela re-appointed him to the SANDF to dismantle the chemical warfare project, and because the US and British governments regarded him as a threat.

Report medical malpractice - council

2012-03-19 16:16

A nationwide campaign urging people to report improper conduct by medical practitioners was announced on Monday.

Court to rule on Wouter Basson

2012-01-27 09:34

The North Gauteng High Court is expected to rule on an application by cardiologist Wouter Basson for his discharge on six charges of unprofessional conduct.

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