Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has recently decided that he no longer needs the services of three of the most influential members of the ministerial advisory commit (MAC) on COVID-19: They are WITS professor Glenda Gray, who famously clashed with Mkhize in May; Prof Shabir Madhi; and Prof Francois Venter, who publicly criticised the more looney-tunes lockdown rules.
Day hospital group, Advanced Health received a R170-m offer from an interested buyer for 7 of its 11 facilities in SA. Negotiations are ongoing for the sale of the rest of the facilities.
According to Discovery Health’s CEO, Ryan Noach, the entire medical scheme market took a dip in 2019 - a trend which continued into the pre-COVID-19 period in 2020, reported Fin 24 (28 September 2020).
According to a trading statement for the 11 months to August, Netcare’s revenue has dropped by more than 12% due to COVID-19. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation fell by 50.8% and operating profit by 61.5%.