What Life Healthcare Plans to Get Done in 2018

Newly-installed Life Healthcare CEO Dr Shrey Viranna spoke to Business Day TV recently to outline his plans and priorities for 2018 and beyond, and to share his thoughts on some issues facing healthcare in South Africa and abroad in areas where the group holds interests. Watch the interview here.     

Health Department Considers Military Aid in Strike-Hit North West

Business Day. The health department is considering using the military to help distribute medicine in North West, where a protracted strike by the National Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) has brought the central pharmacy depot to a standstill. Hospitals and clinics have only days left of essential supplies, placing lives at risk, according to civil-society […]

Gauteng Health Facing Claims Totalling R22bn for Medical Negligence

TimesLive. The Gauteng health department paid out R521-million in medical negligence claims between January 2017 and March 2018. This was in respect of 138 cases. The department is still facing a further 1‚597 cases totaling more than R22-billion which are currently before the courts. This was revealed by Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in response to questions […]

Gauteng Health Starts Paying Doctors’ Overtime

Citizen. The Gauteng Department of Health said today it will begin the process of paying overtime claims for hundreds of doctors in the province. Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng health spokesperson, Jack Bloom, said on Sunday that many doctors at provincial state hospitals had not been paid for overtime and had been told that the department does not have money to […]