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“SA needs more doctors” Netcare tells HMI

Netcare Hospital Group Melanie Da Costa, the Director of Strategy and Health Policy at Netcare Limited led the oral submission to the Panel.  Netcare has 57 hospitals across Lesotho and South Africa and holds a 54% stake in BMI Healthcare…

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…

Practitioners bemoan fee structures

On 24 February 2016 the Health Market Inquiry heard presentations from the South African Medical Association (SAMA), the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) and the South African Optometric Association (SAOA). According to SAMA, one of its main functions is to…

HMI talks PMB’s, price, regulation

The Health Market Inquiry heard today (23 February 2016) from health care professionals in the ongoing public hearings held by the Inquiry’s esteemed Panel headed by former Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo. Dr King, a cardiologist at Sunninghill Hospital, started the…

SAFMH Submission to the Health Market Inquiry

For the most part, mental health is a neglected health issue and often, because of the nature of the condition, leaves patients who suffer from mental health problems in need of protection. The SA Federation for Mental Health is a…