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Elective surgeries - the disruption, the trends and back to business unusualOn 9 September, South Africa recorded 1,990 new cases of the pandemic in 24 hours. The country has now slipped to the eighth worst affected nation in the world in terms of the number of Covid-19 infections. In spite of this, elective surgery has been given the green light and it's back to business - albeit with strict protocols in place to safeguard staff as well as patients. 15 Sep 2020 Read more

Masks and sanitisers for Tshwane schoolsWith Covid-19 lockdown restrictions easing and schools starting to open again, there is a growing concern around the safety of teachers and learners. Basil Manuel, President of the National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa (NAPTOSA), has said although they wanted schools to reopen they were concerned about the protocols being followed. These include: wearing of face masks, physical distancing, sanitising and washing hands frequently. 7 Sep 2020 Read more

Bonitas preserves financial stability and reserves in a weak economyBonitas Medical Fund reported its financial results for 2019, announcing bolstered reserves of R4.3bn during extremely difficult trading conditions. The fund, which has 38 years' experience in the medical aid industry, had 338,751 principal members and a total of 722,943 beneficiaries as at 31 December 2019. This accounts for 15% of the open scheme market, representing 8.3% of total market share. 7 Aug 2020 Read more

Collaboration addresses the challenges of Covid-19"Collaboration between all the stakeholders is the cornerstone of tackling the coronavirus pandemic," this according to Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund. "This includes engaging both the public and private healthcare sector to find a way forward to address the challenges faced by South Africans. Negotiations, strategising and robust discussion with The Council for Medical Schemes(CMS), The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF), hospital groups, healthcare practitioners and strategic healthcare service providers will enable us to find the best possible solution during this pandemic." 3 Aug 2020 Read more

Making sense of the numbers - cases, co-morbidities and costsAs the number of Covid-19 infections moves over 21,000, both public and private healthcare is going to be under constant pressure. The World Health Organization (WHO) says its Covid-19 data to date suggests that 80% of infections are mild or asymptomatic, 15% are severe infections, requiring oxygen and 5% are critical infections, requiring ventilation. 26 May 2020 Read more

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