The Genesis Medical Scheme has agreed to authorise and pay the rehabilitation costs of burn survivor Kelvin van Baalen pending the outcome of a complaint that these costs should be covered by the scheme as a prescribed minimum benefit, reported Business Day. (9 October 2019).
Mediclinic announced that its revenue in South Africa rose 7% to R8.56-bn during the period from R8-bn last year. It said it projected that its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) would increase 5% during the period. Chief executive Dr Ronnie van der Merwe
in Southern Africa revenue increased 7%, with an increase in in-patient bed days sold of 2.7 %, in line with expectations. In Switzerland, Hirslanden delivered revenue growth of around 5%.
Mediclinic Middle East reported 8.5% increase in revenue.
In a survey among 450 doctors and 147 dentists, done by Medical Protection Society (MPS), it was found that 60% of doctors, and 61% of dentists, experience a decreasing sense of personal wellbeing
A new movement called Right to Birth SA, claims that in Cape Town, for instance, many private hospitals are no longer using midwives because obstetricians view their practice as a high risk for litigation.