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HMI: Licencing, RWOPS and Quality take centre stage

In today’s session, the Panel sought to understand how the public and private sectors interact with one another. The Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Departments of Health all made oral submissions. All three provincial departments described the state of health…

HMI puts Discovery under microscope

On 3 March 2016, the Health Market Inquiry first heard from Kwanele Asante-Shongwe, who is the founder of the breast cancer advocacy organisation, BreastSens. In her submission Asante-Shongwe drew attention to the wide gap between those who have the resources…

HMI interrogates health insurers

Discovery Health Administrator Today, 2 March 2016, Discovery Health Administrator (DHA), led by Dr Jonathan Broomberg, made its submissions to Health Inquiry. DHA is a for profit entity, unlike Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) – a non-profit entity – which…

Panel deepens probe into Healthcare

The Market Inquiry into the Private Healthcare Sector began its third week of public hearings with presentations from the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF), the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) and Bestmed, amongst others.  The day’s hearings were punctuated with…

HMI panel grills HPCSA

Health Professions Council of South Africa The last day of the second week of public hearings for the Health Market Inquiry began with submissions and extensive questioning of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The HPCSA, which comprises over…