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R19.9bn to help get NHI ready

27 Feb 2020
The Department of Health will scale up its infrastructure programme for NHI after as it will receive R19.9-bn. 
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Safety concerns delay new HIV drug

27 Feb 2020
The DoH has asked the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) to review its requirements for a cheaper pill (containing dolutegravir) for HIV patients. 
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CMS asks nominations for LCBO committees

26 Feb 2020

The CMS issued a circular on February 21 inviting nominations for two “stakeholder-based” advisory committees to work with it on developing a low-cost benefit option (LCBO) framework by the end of March 2021. The nomination deadline is February 28.


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NHI will be implemented by 2025

25 Feb 2020

In his weekly newsletter, President Cyril Ramaphosa urged South Africans to rally behind the government’s drive for National Health Insurance (NHI), saying it is “unfairand unjust” that access to decent healthcare still hinges on a person’s ability to pay., reported Business Day (25 February 2020)


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Discovery keeps dividend unchanged despite profits falling

25 Feb 2020
Discovery Limited (Ltd) kept its interim dividend for its half-year to end-December unchanged at 101c, reporting a double-digit profit fall as it grapples with historically low interest rates in the UK, reported BusinessLIVE (21 February 2020).
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Health providers team up to end crisis at injured workers’ fund

25 Feb 2020
Frustration over the non-payment of claims by the crisis-hit Compensation Fund has prompted all affected stakeholders, including medical practitioners, to launch the Injured Workers Action Group (IWAG), reported Business Day (25 February 2020). 
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Rising costs a hurdle for Adcock Ingram

25 Feb 2020

Adcock Ingram’s revenue rose to R3.63-bn in the six months to end-December 2019, compared with R3.59-bn in the corresponding period the year before. The company’s operating profit increased at the same rate to R462-m, up from R457-m the year before.


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‘NHI unlikely to be implemented by 2026’

27 Mar 2019

In his National Budget Speech in Parliament yesterday, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced that R3.9-bn is to be cut from NHI expenditure.


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