On Tuesday, (6 April)Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said that the Pfizer agreement for 20-m doses of vaccines (enough for 10-m people) had been signed and that payment processes were under way to close the deal. This implies that SA now has enough vaccines (on paper) to vaccinate 41-m people - about 69% of the population.
TimesLIVE reported that 8 Gauteng Health CEOs have been disciplined for oversight failures regarding health and safety during the C-19 pandemic.
“There has been yet another vaccine fumble, this time over the Novavax vaccine,” reported MedicalBrief (7 April 2021).
Medical device companies spent more money in non-research payments to physicians between 2014 and 2017 than drug companies, an analysis published Monday in the journal Health Affairs found. The payments covered services like royalties, consulting and speaking fees, as well as travel and food. Neurosurgery, orthopaedics and cardiology were among the surgical specialists most targeted by medtechs. - reported MedTechDive - 6 April 2021