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Health Puts Life Expectancy Under the Spotlight

Department of Health

The health minister Aaron Motsoaledi has emphasised his department’s goal to meet government’s National Development Plan to have life expectancy of 70 years by 2030 and an AIDS-free generation of under 20’s.

He announced the launch of two programmes to support this during his department’s budget speech vote:

Composition of Allied Health Professions Committee Laid Down

Allied Health Professions Council

The Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) has set down how a committee on unprofessional conduct is to be constituted.

The committee would be required to launch an inquiry into unprofessional conduct within the allied health professions.

Levy for Medical Schemes Set Down

Department of Health

The health department has announced that the new levy for medical schemes for 2016 has not yet been determined.

This comes after the Council for Medical Schemes confirmed, in Notice 136 in Government Gazette 39885, that it has not yet received approval for the new levy proposed for 2016/2017.

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