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Mediclinic says more clarity needed on NHI Bill

Aug 15 2019 19:56

Private hospital group Mediclinic says it supports the government’s plan of providing universal health coverage but has stressed that more clarity in needed regarding the legislation.


UPDATE: Mediclinic merger blocked over higher costs to patients

Aug 07 2019 09:55

The Competition Tribunal prohibited a merger between Mediclinic Southern Africa and Matlosana Medical Health Services in the North West province, because it would result in higher tariffs for the two hospitals that will be acquired, an order from the Tribunal stated.


Council for Medical Schemes says inquiry will probe bullying, 'use of hidden cameras'

Jun 11 2019 10:40

Allegations around bullying, coercion and the "use of hidden cameras" will be included in an upcoming probe into allegations of racial profiling against black and Indian private medical practitioners by medical aids.


Momentum/Ganas insurance case prompts Ombud to ask for govt intervention

May 31 2019 16:46

The Momentum/Ganas case, which caused public outcry when the insurer refused to pay out a claim, has prompted the Ombudsman for Long-Term Insurance to recommend government intervention.


Ascendis Health shares drop a day after firing CEO

May 24 2019 22:52

In a brief update to shareholders late on Thursday, the group's board said its CEO Thomas Thomsen's contract had been terminated.


Netcare sees interim results as resilient in challenging environment

May 20 2019 17:28

Healthcare provider Netcare says it has delivered a resilient interim performance in an increasingly challenging economic and healthcare environment.


Council for Medical Schemes announces probe into racial profiling

May 20 2019 12:35

The council, which regulates private health financing via medical aid schemes, has launched a probe into claims of racial profiling against black and Indian private medical practitioners.


Sale of Aspen milk formula business approved

May 17 2019 10:36

Aspen Pharmacare says its sale of New Zealand infant-formula business to French company Lactalis International has been approved by authorities



Botox competitor aims to take market share as Allergan stumbles

May 17 2019 20:38

An upstart company with a competitor to Botox has its eye on becoming the next wrinkle treatment of choice.


Three new board members announced at Ascendis Health

May 03 2019 19:05

Through a Sens announcement, Ascendis announced that John A Bester retired from the board as chair and independent non-executive director and would be replaced by Andrew Marshall.

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