A nurse-led private clinic, based on a distinct digital platform, aims to tackle chronic diseases and bridge the SA healthcare sector’s socioeconomic gap, reported Daily Maverick (17 October 2020) Alma Clinics, founded by entrepreneur Sibongile ManganyiRath and data/IT specialist Marcello Di Maulo, focuses on empowering patients and nurses through preventative medicine that uses technology to improve efficiencies and remove human error. A user-friendly two-sided app, Abeocare, acts as the clinical support platform upon which the clinic functions.
The Star reported on October 19, that the Gauteng Health Department has a bill of over R3-m from April to September in acting allowances to officials after senior managers have been suspended regarding alleged corruption related to the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE).
A group of more than 40 SA academics, researchers and teachers have joined the international support for the South African and Indian governments’ proposal that global intellectual property rights should not apply to Covid-19 medicines.
On October 18, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize revealed that he and his wife have contracted Covid-19. Mkhize said he has notified the people he had been in contact with in the past few days, which included family members and some staff in the Health Ministry.