Red tape is stifling innovation healthcare in SA

The current regulatory environment is hindering new technologies such as AI-assisted diagnoses and robotics

Tshwane emergency services in crisis mode after grant cuts

The city has had to make emergency requisitions to buy its own supplies

SIU cracks down on medical negligence fraud in Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape health department faced a massive R8.4bn spike in medical negligence claims in 2017/2018

Health ministry withdraws instruction to charge foreigners top rate

Junior who lacked authority to introduce changes said to have issued the directive to provincial departments

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EXCLUSIVE: Samwumed levels fresh allegations against medical scheme watchdog

Suspended head of investigations at the Council for Medical Schemes accused of sabotaging SA Municipal Workers Union National Medical Scheme

Medical schemes watchdog gets permanent CEO

Sipho Kabane has been appointed CEO and registrar of the Council for Medical Schemes

Health market inquiry delays final report for another seven months

This is likely to delay work on the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill, which will be submitted to parliament only after the HMI’s final report has been published

EXCLUSIVE: State's potential savings on new ARV drug eroded by tender delays

Rollout of new treatment pushed back by three months and this delay will cost SA almost R500m

EXCLUSIVE: New antiretrovirals contract awarded, but roll-out of wonder drug delayed again

It has emerged that most — but not all — of the tender has been awarded, but it will only kick-in in early July

EXCLUSIVE: SIU poised to probe medical schemes regulator

Allegations of maladministration and corruption at the Council for Medical Schemes came from whistle-blowers

President’s plan for fixing health delayed again

After missing a number of deadlines, devising a health compact as a precursor to the ANC's promised NHI, ‘still needs more time’

Council for Medical Schemes suspends investigations head Stephen Mmatli

The CMS has served Mmatli with a letter of precautionary suspension, pending the outcome of investigations into ‘serious acts of misconduct’

NHI Bill will soon be ready to go to parliament, says Cyril Ramaphosa

However, in his Sona, Ramaphosa did not say the contested bill had been approved by the cabinet, suggesting further work may still be done on it before it is ...

Wesgro optimistic about investment potential of medicinal cannabis

‘It is not often that an entire new global industry emerges from nothing to become a $50bn-plus sector, as cannabis is predicted to’ 

Activists call on Cyril Ramaphosa to tackle healthcare crisis

Section 27 says the government has become fixated on the NHI Bill at the expense of fixing the health system

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