NHI ‘nothing like’ SOE’s – Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize

NHI ‘nothing like’ SOE’s – Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize

by Chris Bateman The National Health Insurance Fund, the NHI, will be a very different creature to controversial State-owned enterprises like Eskom and SAA, unable to speculate financially and with budgets strictly applied to defined areas, says SA’s Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize. Opening the annual Hospital Association of South Africa, (HASA) conference in Cape […]

Computer hackers able to kill patients

Computer hackers able to kill patients

by Chris Bateman Hobbyist or criminal hackers who breached security firewalls could potentially kill patients wearing remote-controlled pacemakers or insulin pump devices, it emerged at the Hospital Association of South Africa’s annual conference on Cape Town’s Foreshore yesterday (Tuesday). Speaking during a panel discussion of South African medical technology experts, Tanya Vogt, Executive Officer of […]

NHI healthcare’s Codesa – HASA conference panel

NHI healthcare’s Codesa – HASA conference panel

by Chris Bateman Even with the best possible value for money from both the public and private healthcare sectors, there is not enough money in the system to give all South Africans the care the country aspires to. This sobering assertion comes from Professor Eric Buch, Deputy Chairperson of the Inter-ministerial Task Team on Human […]