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Questions raised over NHI public hearings

DA MP Siviwe Gwarube, who serves on the portfolio committee for health, slammed the hearings in Mpumalanga as “deeply politicised”. 

Google to store and analyse millions of health records

Google is working with the second-largest hospital system (Ascension) in the US to store and analyse thedata of millions of patients in an effort to improve medical services, reported the New York Times (12 November 2019).

Gauteng health department owes suppliers R1.7bn

Gauteng’s health department owes 987 suppliers a combined R1.9-bn dating back to 2014, revealed MEC Bandile Masuku in a reply to questions by the DA MPL Jack Bloom. “The Gauteng health department is the worst of all the provincial departments and needs to take firm measures to be up to date with all payments,” said Bloom.

Private hospital care for public servants is hypocritical

Trade union Solidarity has criticised the recent decision by the government’s biggest medical scheme (GEMS) to guarantee private hospital care to all its members, saying it was an admission of the state’s failure to run an effective public healthcare system.


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