ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTHCARE

Mamelodi Hospital: Out-of-court settlement reached with woman who was tied to hospital bench - govt

2019-10-22 14:50

The Gauteng health department has reached a settlement with Martha Marais who was tied to a Mamelodi Hospital bench.

On-site residence facility to keep medical students safe

2019-10-14 05:51

The newly renovated residence facility solves numerous challenges faced in the health care sector in northern Gauteng.

OPINION: We did the sums on SA's mental health spend. They're not pretty

2019-10-10 14:17

South Africa spends 5% of the total health budget on mental health services. But the authors' study estimated a treatment gap of 92%.

KwaZulu-Natal health dept does U-turn on hiring of foreign doctors

2019-09-12 12:42

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health has done an about-turn on a circular that went out stating the hiring of foreign doctors would be halted.

Officials are investigating a second death and more than 200 cases of serious lung disease tied to vaping. Here are the other health risks you should know about.

2019-09-07 12:10

Investigators don't know the cause and haven't identified a single common brand or drug across all of the cases. Here's what you need to know.

5 things we know so far about how NHI will be financed

2019-08-29 15:28

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says although his department has indicated proposals on how the National Health Insurance programme will be funded, ultimately it is up to Treasury to table a money bill.

Ramaphosa: We will run a 'clean shop' in our NHI Fund

2019-08-22 21:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will keep a "hawk's eye" on finances for the National Health Insurance fund to safeguard it from corruption.

In blow to big pharma, Canada enacts drug-price crackdown

2019-08-10 12:16

The Canadian government announced final regulations that should cut billions of dollars from patented drug prices that are among the highest in the world.

Khayelitsha quadruplets mom fearing for second sick child

2019-08-01 15:54

Khayelitsha mom of quadruplets Inga Mfaneku is still fearing for one of her children who has been kept by doctors for observation, after she lost her young son Bubele.

South Africa's epidemic of over treatment could be killing us

2019-07-25 08:16

Doctors prescribe fewer drugs and do fewer operations when they know they're being watched, an Irish organisation has found. Here's why.

 

WATCH: US 'medical tourists' seek cheap health care abroad

2019-10-20 16:32

America's healthcare system is at the heart of debate ahead of the 2020 presidential elections. But for now, as current healthcare costs in the US continue to soar, some 20 million Americans opt to seek treatment abroad, mainly in Mexico.

US officials have confirmed 26 deaths and nearly 1,300 cases of serious lung disease tied to vaping. Here are all the health risks you should know about.

2019-10-11 09:58

Investigators don't know the cause and haven't identified a single common brand or drug across all of the cases. Here's what you need to know.

Q&A: From doctors' salaries to 'top-up' insurance: What we know about NHI

2019-10-06 14:01

While government intends to have NHI up and running by 2026, with public hearings due to start in October, several questions remain unanswered. Fin24 spoke to public health expert Dr Lydia Cairncross to find out more.

Gauteng Health MEC's first 100 Days: 'The challenges are well known, but they aren't insurmountable'

2019-09-11 12:28

The Gauteng health department's progress report on its new leadership includes some key achievements, such as appointing 14 CEOs in provincial hospitals and an app to deal with patients' complaints.

NHI will boost SA's economy, says health minister

2019-08-30 05:00

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has defended the policy of National Health Insurance as one that would be beneficial to the economy.

'Completely understaffed' - DA pays oversight visit to troubled Mamelodi Hospital

2019-08-26 21:36

Following an oversight visit to Mamelodi Hospital in Tshwane, the DA says it is not surprised by recent reports of a woman who was forced to give birth standing up, stating the maternity section is completely understaffed.

Ferial Haffajee: How NHI will send your taxes rocketing

2019-08-15 14:08

The drafters assume enough fiscal space to tax an additional 3% of GDP and this tax is likely to fall on working South Africans' shoulders, says Ferial Haffajee.

UPDATE: Mediclinic merger blocked over higher costs to patients

2019-08-07 09:55

The Competition Tribunal prohibited a merger between Mediclinic Southern Africa and Matlosana Medical Health Services in the North West province, because it would result in higher tariffs for the two hospitals that will be acquired, an order from the Tribunal stated.

Community service nurses to be absorbed into the Gauteng health dept

2019-08-01 15:06

Nurses who were appointed in 2017, who had to carry out compulsory community service before they were allowed to practice independently, should be paid outstanding salaries and be absorbed into the Gauteng Department of Health, the department has resolved.

OPINION: Lifesaving cancer medication is now considered ‘essential’ by the WHO, but it comes with a huge price tag

2019-07-19 10:57

Excessive patenting of medication that inflates prices, blocks generic competition, and ultimately hinders access to medication is being challenged.

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