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Urban-rural inequalities will hamper a successful NHI

April 10, 2019
News  

Rural areas bear the brunt of healthcare worker shortages and this inequality needs to be solved, before any form of National Health Insurance (NHI) is possible.

Are workless doctors being ‘picky’?

January 21, 2019
News  

After turning down placements at rural hospitals, hundreds of newly qualified doctors remain unemployed while the country’s rural state hospitals remain desperately understaffed because of a complex – yet fixable – situation. Health-e News’ Amy Green investigates whether these health professionals are being ‘picky’ and what possible solutions there are to this senseless situation.

Health staff shortages make NHI a ‘pipe dream’

December 12, 2018
News  

Universal health coverage (UHC) or National Health Insurance (NHI) will remain a “pipe dream” if human resources for health, especially in rural areas, aren’t urgently addressed.

Crime syndicate targets Limpopo hospitals

November 26, 2018
OurHealth  

A criminal syndicate seems to be targeting Limpopo hospitals after two armed robberies within 24 hours at doctors’ residences.

Minister says no ban on doctors’ appointments

January 24, 2017
News   OurHealth  

The Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, has poured cold water on reports that government is failing to place doctors and pharmacists in the public service.