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SA’s private healthcare ‘not competitive’, Competition Commission finds

July 5, 2018
Health Management   News  

The Competition Commission has found that medical aid members have been getting a raw deal and now schemes and healthcare providers have two months to respond to recommendations that there be changes to the way the private healthcare sector operates and that medical aids clarify their offerings.

NHI: Anaesthesiologists looking to leave SA

According to the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA), data from their members showed that almost a fifth of the country’s 2826 specialist anaesthesiologists are “vulnerable to move or leave South Africa”.

Patients’ lives threatened in North West

April 30, 2018
Health Management   News   OurHealth  

Corruption, medicine shortages, healthworkers being barred from treating patients – the public healthcare sector in the North West province has been in crisis for weeks. Health-e News’s GRAEME MAKAM reports.

Holy Cross Hospital nurses could be desperate for accommodation beginning of year 2018

December 19, 2017
Health Management   OurHealth  

EASTERN CAPE – Holy Cross Hospital nurses might find themselves without accomodation come January 2018. This follows a notice of eviction granted by Anglican Church Mission authorities who claim that the land on which the nurses’ home is situated is owned by the church.

Gauteng health finances in crisis

October 31, 2017
Health Management   News   OurHealth  

The crisis at the Gauteng Health Department deepens by the day as unpaid suppliers withhold services and legal claims mount, while services are paralysed because bank accounts have been attached and phone lines have been suspended.

Access to new TB drugs for SA

October 18, 2017
Health Management   News  

Two thirds of all patients taking one of the newest and most revolutionary anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs, bedaquiline, in the world are in South Africa.

New technology to aid checks on patients taking TB meds

October 16, 2017
Health Management  

Imagine a doctor or nurse could log in to an application on their phone to check if one of their patients has taken their tuberculosis (TB) medication that day, or any day for that matter?