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Covid hub drives education and vaccinationThe third wave of Covid-19, which is predominantly the Delta variant, is having a major impact on our healthcare system with reports of hospital admissions being significantly higher than during waves one and two. "We can attest to this by the ongoing monitoring and analysis provided by our actuarial teams," says Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund. "In 2020, we had a total of 8,111 members hospitalised due to Covid-19 as opposed to 7,815 over the past six months." 20 Jul 2021 Read more

Generics and biosimilars - champion cost-savers in the healthcare industryIt is common knowledge that healthcare costs rise exponentially and medical schemes have to find ways to reduce costs both for the medical scheme and its members. Kathy Malherbe spoke to Dr Morgan Mkhatshwa, head of operations at Bonitas Medical Fund, about generics and biosimilars and how they contribute towards reducing healthcare costs. 6 Jul 2021 Read more

NHI funding. It's complicatedProf. Simon Nemutandani, president of the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA), recently proposed that: "The NHI should be taking over from medical aid schemes and all assets that sit under medical schemes must be transferred to NHI." This appears to be another attempt by the National Department of Health (NDoH) to acquire the reserves of private medical schemes to pay for healthcare in South Africa. 18 Jun 2021 Read more

Bonitas opens private vaccine sitesThe first of Bonitas Medical Fund's 30 planned vaccinations sites opened in Roodepoort, Gauteng, last week, from which the fund anticipates initially administering approximately 440 vaccines per day. This was followed by Centurion and during the coming weeks we will be phasing in the rest of the of the 28 sites across all nine provinces. All our sites are subject to accreditation and the number of vaccinations administered will be dependent on how many we receive from the Department of Health (DoH). 26 May 2021 Read more

15 facts about the Covid vaccineAlthough the vaccine rollout for healthcare workers has begun, myths and misinformation continue to circulate around its development, efficacy and just how the vaccine will help manage or mitigate the spread of the virus. We asked Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund for 15 facts about the vaccine. 11 May 2021 Read more


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