ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTHCARE

Zuma: SA to get free, quality healthcare

2014-09-02 15:56

The state will provide free medical care and hospitalisation for all, President Jacob Zuma says.

SA's largest health care convention to take place on Monday

2014-08-22 12:23

Over 1000 practitioners in the private health care sector will converge at Durban’s ICC on Monday for discussions and debates around some of the most critical socioeconomic issues facing SA.

Mpuma needs robust healthcare

2014-06-29 16:22

Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza says while over R2.5bn has been spent on the healthcare system, much more has to be done.

Chinese parents offer babies for adoption on internet

2014-03-31 11:02

In China, expectant couples, unwilling or unable to keep their children, go to the internet looking for adoptive parents rather than abort their babies or abandon them.

Rotary to provide free healthcare in April

2014-03-28 10:12

During the Rotary Family Health days that will run over three days at 145 sites across the country, South Africans will receive free access to a wide variety of health services.

Suing doctors in SA

2014-02-27 05:00

Your appendix op went seriously wrong and landed you in the ICU for a week with septicaemia. Do you grin and bear it, or do you sue the doctor? Here's more about your options.

Terms of reference into healthcare welcomed

2013-12-01 10:24

The Board of Healthcare Funders says the inquiry into private healthcare will examine the market holistically.

Adcock dives after PIC snub

2013-11-06 16:25

Shares in Adcock Ingram took a beating after the Public Investment Corporation said its deal with Chile's CFR Pharmaceuticals is not in the best interest of its shareholders.

Eastern Cape health care – call for drastic action

2013-10-15 14:31

The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition will approach the premier to intervene in its call for drastic action to improve the province's health care system.

Doctors worry about hospital staff shortages

2013-10-05 07:30

A survey conducted among doctors say they are the most concerned about staffing at hospitals, but also about restrictions by medical schemes.

Doctors worry about hospital staff shortages

2013-10-04 12:12

A survey conducted among doctors say they are the most concerned about staffing at hospitals, but also about restrictions by medical schemes.

84% of SA not getting best healthcare

2013-09-12 13:30

According to health minister Aaron Motsoaledi, 84% of South Africans are receiving second rate healthcare.

UK patients pay too much - watchdog

2013-08-28 18:45

Private healthcare patients in Britain are paying too much because of a lack of competition, the country's market regulator says.

Consumers spend less on medicine

2013-07-10 07:54

The use of cheaper generic medicines has resulted in significant savings for consumers and medical schemes, says Mediscor Pharmaceutical Benefit Management.

People want healthcare via their smartphone

2013-06-19 08:16

Research show that more people want their health care delivered to them via their smartphones, although often, the demand outpaces the technology to deliver it.

21 babies die a day in SA

2013-05-08 08:43

A shocking report shows that 7 500 babies born alive die on their first day in South Africa every year.

Managed care key to ultimate survival of medical schemes

2013-04-24 12:37

Managed care initiatives will prove vital to the ultimate sustainability and survival of the South African medical scheme market.

Healthcare probe in the offing

2013-03-13 14:30

An inquiry into pricing and possible collusion in the healthcare market will begin on April 1, the Competition Commission said on Wednesday.

Medical aid for domestics 'sustainable'

2013-02-27 10:54

An affordable, private healthcare scheme for domestic workers is sustainable, CareCross Health Group says.

New year starts with newborns galore

2013-01-01 18:30

There will be a lot more nappy-changing taking place across South Africa as the advent of 2013 welcomed babies galore, various provincial health departments have said.

Lonmin builds R10m clinic in Limpopo

2012-12-16 14:05

Platinum giant Lonmin has handed over a new R10m clinic to health authorities in Limpopo, following its upgrade of the clinic at Marikana.

'Obamacare' reform law deadline extended

2012-11-16 10:00

US states will be given additional time to decide whether to put in place a key aspect of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform programme, says an official.

Minister laments sickly SA healthcare

2012-09-07 13:22

South Africa spends more on healthcare than many other countries yet patient care is declining, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

 

Zuma: State to provide free, quality healthcare

2014-09-02 16:06

The state will provide free medical care and hospitalisation for all, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

Protest for axed healthcare workers

2014-08-31 16:00

Hospersa plans to demonstrate in Bloemfontein for the dismissed Free State Community Healthcare Workers.

From Medunsa’s mercy to “Messy Medunsa”

2014-08-02 08:55

Over the years we have witnessed the politicians and the aspiring politicians reducing the once proud Medunsa into its ghost, says Dr Kamela Mahlakwane.

Chinese parents offer babies for adoption on internet

2014-03-31 14:35

In China, expectant couples, unwilling or unable to keep their children, go to the internet looking for adoptive parents rather than abort their babies or abandon them.

Rotary to provide free healthcare in April

2014-03-28 12:50

During the Rotary Family Health days that will run over three days at 145 sites across the country, South Africans will receive free access to a wide variety of health services.

Obamacare challenged over birth control choices

2014-03-24 13:42

Obama's health care law is being challenged by family-owned companies that object to covering certain contraceptives in their health plans.

Dr Motsoaledi calls big pharma 'genocidal'

2014-01-17 12:15

A war is brewing between SA pharmaceutical companies and Dr Aaron Motsoaledi on the issue of drug patents.

Gauteng health faces R3.7bn in legal claims

2013-11-17 13:59

This tidal wave of claims highlights the urgency of raising the standard of health care so that medical mistakes are minimised, says the DA.

New dispensing fees to boost generic sales

2013-10-08 10:41

The newly proposed pharmacy dispensing fee structure by the Department of Health is likely to increase generic sales.

Doctors worry about hospital staff shortages

2013-10-05 05:00

A survey conducted among doctors say they are the most concerned about staffing at hospitals, but also about restrictions by medical schemes.

Barriers in SA healthcare need to be broken down

2013-09-26 14:02

Strong partnerships between the public and private sector need to be built if South Africans want to achieve optimum health.

Medical specialists overcharging - study

2013-09-08 21:29

Some medical specialists are abusing the healthcare system by explicitly charging more for prescribed minimum benefits, a study has revealed.

China pays too much for medicines

2013-07-29 12:12

China spends well over 40% of its healthcare budget on medicines, compared to 10-12% in Western countries.

Discovery recovers R250m in fraud

2013-06-28 10:43

A new tool which identifies “phantom drug” prescriptions by mining data made it possible for Discovery Health to recover R250m in fraudulent claims last year.

Healthcare depends on social factors

2013-05-31 12:45

Healthcare provision depends on social factors, such as income levels and education, Gauteng health MEC Hope Papo said.

Joburg launches healthy lifestyle campaign

2013-05-04 18:01

The City of Johannesburg has launched a campaign aimed at educating people about living a healthy lifestyle in Thokoza Park, Soweto.

SA dentists fret over future

2013-04-04 11:43

Dentists are becoming increasingly concerned about the future of their profession in SA and their ability to keep up with inflation, according to a survey.

SA needs more efficient health spending

2013-02-28 09:48

South Africa needs to spend money allocated to health care more efficiently, the Board of Healthcare Funders of SA (BMF) said on Wednesday.

Domestic workers to get private healthcare

2013-02-26 07:48
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Private healthcare will be available to domestic workers nation-wide at a cost of R170 to the employer, according to a report.

Healthcare faces tough 2013

2012-12-27 13:52

The new year will see medical schemes confront growing costs and competition and those that survive will need to be innovative, says an industry expert.

Probe and improve

2012-12-07 07:45

It’s time for public institutions’ own black box to see why they fail to deliver, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Obama win clears healthcare reform hurdle

2012-11-07 15:46

President Barack Obama's re-election victory eliminates the possibility of a wholesale repeal for his healthcare reform law, but still leaves questions about how much of the law will be implemented.

Romney alters stand on 'Obamacare'

2012-09-10 10:05

Romney, Obama clash on future of health care, candidates look to older voters in tight race

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