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RESTRUCTURING OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS OF PUBLIC HOSPITALS KEY TO MEETING BASIC HEALTHCARE NEEDS OF ALL SOUTH AFRICANS

With the Department of Health making significant strides in delivering services that meet the basic needs of all South Africans, the restructuring of the management system of public hospitals may be the next logical step towards achieving even greater results. According to Graham Anderson, Principal Officer of Profmed, the medical scheme catering exclusively to graduate […]

SWINE FLU MORE SEVERE – GET VACCINATED BEFORE WINTER SETS IN

South Africans should take preventative action and get vaccinated against the flu virus as soon as possible. “The highly contagious swine flu was especially severe in the Northern Hemisphere with California reporting 243 deaths, of people all under 65 years old. These viruses are not just a concern for children and the elderly – but healthy individuals […]

HIGHER TOBACCO PRICES COULD SAVE MORE LIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA

In the recent Budget Speech 2014 announcement, tax on cigarettes is expected to increase by 59 cents bringing hope to the healthcare industry that, by virtue of this increase, the result will be a decrease in premature death and disease caused by tobacco. According to Graham Anderson, Principal Officer of Profmed, smoking is one of […]