“Health is the main focus at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai for the first time in nearly three decades, reported Bhekisisa Centre of Health Journalism (1 Dec 2023).
A recent survey by the Medical Protection Society (MPS) highlighted the stark impact of load-shedding on SA healthcare professionals, revealing that 75% of doctors report detrimental effects on their mental health due to ongoing power outages, reported Business Day (30 November 2023).
On Wednesday, 29 November the crucial vote on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill was postponed to 6 December, bringing relief to business groups and health professionals who had urged the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) not to pass the Bill in its present form, -- MedicalBrief. (29 Nov 2023)
A whole range of institutions in the healthcare industry may take President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Constitutional Court if he does not consider the constitutionality of the National Healthcare Insurance Bill, before he signs it, wrote Tim Cohen in Daily Maverick (28 Nov 2023).