WATCH: Six changes to medical aid rules that may affect you

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi outlines changes proposed in the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill

Board of Healthcare Funders supports proposed changes to major health laws

The health industry body welcomed the release of the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill and the National Health Insurance Bill on Thursday

Bill to amend medical schemes gazetted for public comment

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the changes are intended to give greater protection to medical scheme members

Report details deceit under Brian Hlongwa’s watch as Gauteng health MEC

3P Consulting staff were seconded to key roles within the department, including the appointment of one as acting chief financial officer, where he approved ...

Health department opts to delay HIV drug over safety fears

The development throws a spanner in the works of the state’s plans to increase the number of HIV patients on treatment

Website set up for claimants in historic R5bn silicosis settlement

The High Court in Johannesburg is still reviewing the draft settlement, and once it has been approved‚ a trust deed will be set up

SA’s mass roll-out of revolutionary drug resistant TB treatment a world first

The drug‚ bedaquiline, is more effective in treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and has fewer side effects

Where has all the dodgy polony gone? Here’s a concrete answer

An official says Tiger Brands’ potentially lethal processed meat was sent to a licensed healthcare risk waste treatment facility or a cement ...

Inquiry into protests at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital told ‘it must have seen them coming’

Protesters even went into sterile operating theatre, forcing staff and their patients to lock themselves in toilets for their own safety

DA calls for public health inquiry

The party has asked Cyril Ramaphosa to set up a judicial commission to get to the bottom of challenges crippling the country’s system

Multimillion-rand claims paid out in Life Esidimeni tragedy

Gauteng Premier David Makhura confirms his office has paid out R159m to all the 134 claimants

Limpopo cancer patients wait a year for radiation

Provincial health departments are in dire straits financially — largely due to massive medico-legal claims — and medically, lacking equipment and skills

Northern Cape health department faces R1.4bn in medico-legal claims

Many of those claims related to cerebral palsy cases, some of which date back to 2004

Mpumalanga’s treasury in talks to take over health department

Irregular and unauthorised spending in the province’s health and education departments is on the rise — yet they still underspend

Mpumalanga faces huge medical negligence claims

Provincial health departments are reeling from medico-legal payments, which have increased 45% a year from 2012, with institutional maternal mortality ratios ...

Tim Noakes is finally free and clear after winning Banting diet advice case

The proponent of the Banting diet’s appeal found there was no doctor-patient relationship between him and a woman who tweeted him asking for general ...

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