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Minister lashes out at private heathcare beneficiaries

At a national election debate, organised by the Mail & Guardian, Parks Tau, Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional affairs, lashed out at the private healthcare sector for criticising the NHI Bill, calling it resistance from those who are indirectly subsidised by the government. (19 April 2024)

Discovery Life claims back to pre-Covid levels

“Discovery Life distributed R10.3bn to its clients, a decrease from the R11bn paid the previous year,” reported Business Day (19April 2024)

No benefits from 'outdated' beta-blockers after heart attack

“Swedish researchers have described as outdated the standard practice of prescribing beta-blockers after a heart attack to lessen the risk of a future cardiovascular attack or death, saying there is no significant benefit to this,” reported Medical Brief (17 April 2024).

HIV drug flagged for reports of resistance

Although the antiretroviral drug dolutegravir has significantly improved HIV treatment in SA, emerging concerns about dolutegravir resistance have been noted, particularly among patients with high viral loads and those who have previously failed other treatments – Spotlight 17 April 2024.


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