How to choose a medical aid plan

Are you thinking of switching medical aid options? If so, read this first. It’s that time of year again. Many major medical schemes have opened up brief, annual window periods in which members can change their plans. Clueless? Contact your medical aid to find out about specific deadlines. While cost is the first thing most […]
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Health official organised hitmen to kill Soweto hospital CEO

An official of the Gauteng department of health has been convicted of conspiring to commit murder, Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa said. Briefing the media in Midrand, Ramokgopa said Zandi Qwabe, a clerk at the Bheki Mlangeni Regional Hospital in Soweto, had organised hitmen to have the CEO and the labour relations manager of the hospital […]
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Stay healthy on holiday

December and the annual migration down to the coast or overseas will soon be a reality for the majority of South Africans as the summer holiday shutdown begins. Most of us are vigilant about our preparations ahead of going away. We make sure our car has been serviced and also make arrangements for our animals […]
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Kankerondersoeke se koste kan styg ná Pelindaba-probleme

Pelindaba se vervaardigingsaanleg van radioaktiewe produkte vir mediese gebruik is steeds nie in bedryf nie nadat dit twee ­weke gelede weens ’n probleem met die waterstofreguleringstelsel gesluit is. Daarom word alle radioaktiewe molibdeen- en jodiumprodukte wat in die diagnose en behandeling van kanker en ander siektetoestande gebruik word, van die buiteland af ingevoer. Die prys […]
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Bloemfonteinse man wag 15 dae op noodoperasie

’n Bejaarde man wat vir 15 dae in erge pyn met gangreen weens diabetes in sy een been in die Pelonomi-hospitaal in Bloemfontein op ’n noodoperasie gewag het, is uiteindelik Dinsdagmiddag teater toe. Frederick Thiart (77) van Edenburg in die Vrystaat is met sere aan sy regterbeen deur ’n dokter na ’n chirurg by die […]
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10 reasons why medical malpractice is threatening SA healthcare

According to an Econex survey commissioned by the Hospital Association of South Africa (Hasa) in 2015, there were just 60 doctors per 100,000 people in 2013; whereas the world average is 152. The emigration of healthcare professionals adds to South Africa’s doctor shortage – a situation which is placing the country’s entire healthcare system at […]
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Latest accreditations of hospitals and clinics from the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa

The healthcare facilities listed in the table below have been awarded accreditation by the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town. A COHSASA accreditation award means the healthcare organisations have entered a rigorous quality improvement programme and have been assessed against, and comply with, standards […]
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The dire, depressing state of four Durban public hospitals

Durban – Four of the largest public hospitals in Durban are crumbling and lacking basic services such as access to water. The grim state of these government-run hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal was detailed in a report commissioned by National Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. In December 2016, Motsoaledi tasked the Ministerial Task Team (MTT) to undertake […]
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Departement sloer met plasings vir gesondheidspraktisyns

Solidariteit het vandag in ʼn skrywe beide die minister van gesondheid, Aaron Motsoaledi, en die departement van gesondheid op terme geplaas om te voldoen aan hul statutêre verpligtinge om gemeenskapspraktisyns vir hul verpligte gemeenskapsdiensjaar te plaas. Dit volg nadat Solidariteit verskeie klagtes van sy lede en van die publiek ontvang het dat daar steeds ʼn […]
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Baba glo mishandel in staatshospitaal aan die Wes-Rand

‘n Randfontein-ma het ‘n saak van verwaarlosing en mishandeling by die polisie ge-open nadat haar baba vermoedelik mishandel was in die sorg van ‘n staatshospitaal. ‘n Agt-maande-oue baba van Randfontein wat onlangs ‘n pasiënt in ‘n staatshospitaal aan die Wes-Rand was, het glo die dag nadat hy opgeneem is, onverklaarbare blou merke op sy gesiggie […]
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