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CMS move to scrap products irks insurer

11 Dec 2019
“Medical Schemes (CMS) issued a directive on December 4 that sent shock waves through the private healthcare industry, announcing that no more exemptions to the Medical Schemes Act would be granted for entities that offered less cover than the law required after March 2021,” wrote Tamar Kahn in Business Day (11 December 2019). 
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SAMA makes NHI submission to Parliament

11 Dec 2019

In its submission on the NHI Bill to Parliament the South African Medical Association (Sama) commented that it was not able to support the 2019 Bill in its current format.


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SA is sneezy and wheezy thanks to climate change

11 Dec 2019

 “Experts say climate change is causing South Africans to sneeze and wheeze more than ever,” reported Times Select (10 December 2019). 


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SA children are overweight and lack vital nutrients

11 Dec 2019

According to the 2019 SA Child Gauge report obesity in children has increased from 10.6% in 2005 to 13.3% in 2016 - more than twice the global prevalence of 5.6%.


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