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.

4 ways to quickly stop a bloody nose

2019-03-23 12:46

Nosebleeds usually aren't dangerous — just apply pressure to the soft part of your nose and wait. You can also use ice or a nasal spray.

Inspection into Bonita Medical Fund halted - report

2019-02-25 12:42

The Council for Medical Schemes has halted an inspection into Bonitas Medical Fund, according to a report.

Ramaphosa: NHI Bill to come before Parliament soon

2019-02-07 20:26

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the NHI Bill will soon be ready for submission to Parliament.

Calls to include Health Market Inquiry findings in new medical aid regulations

2018-07-23 08:58

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi should withdraw the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill, until the Competition Commission finalises the Health Market Inquiry, says an expert.

Major medical schemes support NHI's universal healthcare goal

2018-06-22 16:35

Major medical schemes have welcomed the progress made by the health minister in gazetting the National Health Insurance bill and Medical Schemes Amendment bill, and will be submitting their comments.

A South African doctor billed Canadian taxpayers R22.4 million in four years – but now regrets his hard work

2018-04-19 18:40

Former South African Doctor Sean Cambridge billed more than twice the national Canadian average – and now regrets not taking more time to study instead.

Indian ambulance plane crashes near Bangkok

2017-03-06 21:47

India's external affairs minister says an Indian hospital ambulance plane with five people on board has crash landed near Bangkok after it burst into flames.

Netcare records profit boost in sluggish economy

2016-11-21 13:49

Healthcare company Netcare’s bottom line jumped 19.1% to R2.9bn for the year ending 30 September 2016.

Hospitals full as flu season hits

2016-07-21 13:47

The lingering symptoms of this season’s influenza coupled with bronchitis and pneumonia have seen an increase in the number of admissions at local hospitals with many still on a waiting list to be admitted.


1972 VW Beetle set to head from Jozi to Romania to raise funds for child heart surgeries

2019-06-29 08:49

A 1972 VW Beetle will prove it has life in it yet when it embarks on a 14 500km journey from Johannesburg to Romania for a good cause.

Bonitas: Inspection does not affect our members directly

2019-02-25 19:59

Bonitas' Principal Officer Gerhard Van Emmenis says that an inspection into the medical fund is still ongoing.

Motsoaledi: We can't wait to improve healthcare before implementing NHI

2019-02-14 13:21

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says in 2019 government will take significant steps in implementing universal healthcare.

Q&A: Government med scheme execs on NHI, medical aid & the future of healthcare

2018-11-11 07:45

Principle Officer of the Government Employee Medical Scheme Dr Guni Goolab and Chief operations Officer Dr Stan Moloabi share their views on the future of healthcare.

5 medical plot twists that you should know - interview with Dr Sindi van Zyl

2018-07-09 16:07

You thought that cold weather causes flu? Or that you can cure a hangover by drinking coffee?

Cabinet approves bill to regulate medical schemes

2018-05-24 18:31

Cabinet has approved the medical schemes amendment bill, which will be published in the government gazette for public comment.

Russian woman dies after accidentally being embalmed alive by doctors

2018-04-09 13:00

A 27-year-old woman tragically died after being embalmed in a horrific medical mishap.

Big demand for cheaper cosmetic surgery

2017-01-29 12:52

Demand for cosmetic surgery is showing no sign of abating as procedures become more affordable and less of a taboo, experts say.

Clinic pays out R60m after death of man with sore throat

2016-09-15 11:13

The US federal government is paying out a $4.2m (about R60m) settlement after a man went to a rural Hawaii health centre with a sore throat, and ended up dead.

How countries are achieving Universal Health Care

2016-07-11 19:46

Countries are finding new ways to provide healthcare to citizens, making universal healthcare coverage achievable.

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