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Mediclinic News : COLLABORATION NEEDED TO STABILISE SYSTEM

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COLLABORATION NEEDED TO STABILISE SYSTEM

Date

2019-05-24

Link

https://retailbriefafrica.co.za/collaboration-needed-to-stabilise-system/

News Description

Collaboration between associated service providers to the country’s healthcare personnel and needs in general is critical, particularly in an environment under transition such as that being experienced in South Africa at the moment. Addressing guests at the launch of the Aon Medicoop partnership in Johannesburg yesterday (see previous Med Brief Africa report), Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, immediate past Gauteng Health MEC (she vacated her office on Wednesday afternoon), alluded to the advent of National Health Insurance (NHI) and the concept of universal healthcare. “We are a country in transition with our healthcare reforms, but in transition we must accept that there are risks of mitigation with the pressures being put on our private medical practitioners in particular,” she warned. An example she cited were the indemnity pressures being put on obstetrics and gynaecology specialists: “Hearing that there were no gynaecologists in Worcester any more, for example, was very disturbing and worrying. “Whilst creating an integrated health system,” Ramokgopa added, “we need to deal with The current pressures and this is where collaborations such the Aon and Medicoop agreement are so important. We need products that understand the needs of professionals to help stabilise the system, both private and public.” Adding another dimension to the current situations facing health care professionals, she continued, is that they now find themselves at the centre of a technical revolution: “They need all he advice they can get in this regard if they are going to remain true to putting their patients first.”
Created at 2019/05/27 10:24 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2019/05/27 10:24 AM by Mediclinic