Oorgrote meerderheid mense steun op die openbare gesondheidstelsel – Tshwane-klinieke ‘moet ten alle tye oop wees’

Die EFF in Tshwane het laas Donderdag ʼn mosie ter tafel gelê vir die stad se gesondheidsentrums om 24 uur per dag, sewe dae van die week, oop te wees.

Dít volg op die suksesvolle mosie in Johannesburg verlede jaar waartydens die raad ingestem het om heeltydse gesondheidsorg reg oor die stad te verskaf.
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New cancer drug has been developed in South Africa

A new cancer drug that promises less side effects has been developed in South Africa.The UJ3 drug, which forms part of the promising silver-based cancer drugs, has been successfully tested in both rats and in human cells in the lab.
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Old diseases making potential comebacks

These diseases were previously eradicated or made to cause fewer deaths, but are now threatening to make the comeback of the century. It was not long ago that having something as simple as a common cold was a life-threatening condition. With the advancement of medicine and technology, many of these ailments were mostly eradicated around […]
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Discovery Health recovers R568m through fraud-control activities in 2017

According to Discovery Health CEO, Dr Jonathan Broomberg, efforts to curb fraud in the healthcare system resulted in R568m recovered on behalf of client schemes in 2017, compared to R405m in 2016. Further, fraud-control activities in which health professionals and others contemplating fraud desist from committing fraud in reaction to visible policing and action by Discovery Health, prevented additional fraud to the value of approximately R3bn over the last two years, adds Broomberg.

Discovery Health has invested substantially in fighting the scourge of healthcare fraud. Efforts include the deployment of a specialised team of over 100 analysts and professional investigators as well as a proprietary forensic software system that uses sophisticated algorithms to analyse claims data and identify any unusual claim patterns. Invaluable tip-offs from whistleblowers also help to identify fraud.
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62 psigiatriese pasiënte nog vermis na Life Esidimeni-skandaal

Dit lyk soos ’n lys soldate wat ná ’n oorlog vermis is in aksie – maar in die werklike lewe is dit die lys van die Gautengse departement van gesondheid se lys van 62 psigiatriese pasiënte wat met die Life Esidimeni-skandaal verdwyn het.

Die pasiënte kan nêrens opgespoor word nie nadat hulle vanuit die sorgeenheid na verskeie ongeregistreerde sorgsentrums oorgeplaas is.

Altesaam 143 pasiënte is sedert die verskuiwing dood.

’n Arbitrasieverhoor word tans gehou onder die voorsitterskap van regter Dikgang Moseneke.
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Union stops its nurses from escorting patients

The provincial branch of the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) is stopping its members from escorting patients from one health care facility to another. The union said its members had been exploited and overworked for too long, with the Health Department “dragging its feet” on employing paramedics qualified to handle referrals and transfers. Mandla […]
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Chris Hani Baragwanath-hospitaal al 2 jaar sonder vaste uitvoerende hoof

Die Chris Hani Baragwanath-hospitaal in Soweto het al die afgelope twee jaar nie ’n vaste uitvoerende hoof nie. Die vorige hoof, dr. Sandile Mfenyana, is volgens Jack Bloom, DA-woordvoerder vir gesondheid in Gauteng, sonder verduideliking deur Qedani Mahlangu, voormalige Gautengse LUR vir gesondheid, verwyder. Bloom sê dr. Sifiso Maseko, die waarnemende uitvoerende hoof, is al […]
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Private healthcare in SA – continued decline and a solution

We entered 2017 reeling from a series of double-digit medical insurance premium hikes. It was becoming clear that schemes are in trouble; undercut by unregulated, selective insurance products and forced into tighter and tighter modes of managing care delivered. We were facing an affordability crisis then – that, without serious systematic change, schemes will be […]
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Is dental healthcare as affordable and accessible as it should be?

Oral health is essential to optimal overall health and minimising the probability of developing serious oral health conditions or infections in future. Yet, besides the fear factor, why are so many people reluctant to visit the dentist? “The underlying factors here include resources, socio-economic circumstances, accessibility and education.” “One of the biggest culprits for keeping […]
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Natal gesondheid in gemors

Die Natalse Gesondheidsdepartement sit reeds twee jaar sonder ‘n finansiële hoof. Die departement sê dat hulle hul bes doen om die pos te vul. Die vraag is nou wie intussen omsien na die finansiële kontrole van die departement? Ten spyte van verskeie pogings en advertering van die pos is daar nog niemand aangestel nie. Waarnemers […]
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