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SAPPF CEO, welcomes ‘no-nonsense ruling on CoN

“The controversial nearly two-decade old Certificate of Need, the CoN, which would have enabled government to tell doctors where they can practice and under what conditions, has finally been declared unconstitutional,” reported MedBriefAfrica (24 June 2022)

SA identifies its first Monkeypox case

BusinessLive (23 June 2022) reported that SA has identified its first case of monkeypox.

“The patient is a 30-year-old male from Johannesburg with no travel history, and contact tracing is under way to identify any linked cases. The case was confirmed yesterday, according to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD). Monkeypox is usually a mild, self-limiting disease, and the viral illness is spread by close contact with an infected person.”

Department’s overhaul of legislation remains, in spite of notice published on Wednesday

In a notice published in the Government Gazette on Wednesday night, Health Minister Joe Phaahla repealed three regulations relating to the surveillance and control of notifiable conditions, reported Business Day (24 June 2022)

De Maayer: ‘Officials should face the music’

Meanwhile, Times Live (22 June 2022) reported that a law professor said: “It appears the functionaries who sought to discipline paediatric gastroenterologist Dr Tim de Maayer for highlighting problems at the hospital he worked in were guilty of violating the constitution and the relevant legislation affecting children, and should be disciplined.”


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