PERSONAL FINANCES During the Covid-19 pandemic, medical plans saw a drop in claims as members postponed elective procedures or were reluctant to seek medical treatment for non-Covid health issues. This meant that medical plans were running surpluses, with the value of claims being less than premium income. Many plans haveRead More →

Medical aid service providers said yesterday they were being forced to make monthly adjustments to the cost of their services as a survival strategy due to exchange rate disparities. Association of Health Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) Chief Executive Officer Shylet Sanyanga revealed this at the ongoing AHFoZ conference in VictoriaRead More →

By our representative Civil rights network Mumbai Rises to Save Democracy (MRSD) said it was “distressed to learn” that authorities are failing to provide adequate medical care to incarcerated 65-year-old activist, poet and writer Vernon Gonsalves since 2018 at Bhima Koregaon/Elgar Parishad case.In a statement, MRSD, an umbrella group ofRead More →

New Delhi: A Maharashtra court has ordered the hospitalization of Rakesh Kumar Wadhawan – in Mumbai Central Jail on more money laundering charges since 2019 – noting that getting proper medical help is a right of one prisoner on trial. India time reported that a special court of the PreventionRead More →

Ezrela Dalidia Fanai, NET Correspondent, Mizoram Director General of Police (DGP) of Mizoram – Devesh Chandra Srivastva, IPS today inaugurated the new Police Hospital building at 1st Bn. MAP complex, Armed Veng in Aizawl. The ceremony was attended by senior police officials from the rank of Deputy Superintendent of PoliceRead More →

UPDATE: Around 200 heat-related medical requests have been called in SDSU’s opener at Snapdragon Stadium SAN DIEGO — Several people at Snapdragon Stadium were treated by first responders Saturday amid dangerously hot conditions in the San Diego area, fire officials said. The total number of patients treated and why theyRead More →

He said the ministry was strengthening the regulation of private health insurance and medical aid companies. BY TAURAI MANGUDHLA / VANESSA GONYE VICE PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga yesterday threatened to deregister wandering medical aid companies, accusing them of serious professional misconduct, non-compliance with regulations, including misuse of funds and violation ofRead More →

LITCHFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A Litchfield ambulance was en route to respond to a medical call when it was involved in a shipwreck and rolled its vehicle onto its roof. According to Litchfield Fire Department Ambulance, at approximately 12:46 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, 817 ambulance responded from Westside Fire Station headingRead More →

By Tony Morain Over the past 7 days, Direct Relief has delivered 506 medical aid shipments requested in 47 US states and territories and 11 countries around the world. The shipments contained 3.7 million defined daily doses of medicationincluding rare disease therapies, hypothyroidism medications, syringes, PPE and more. Last week,Read More →

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) recommends that increases in medical aid contributions for 2023 remain at or below inflation (5.7%). The association’s latest circular found that in the context of the current economic climate – characterized by runaway inflation and rising interest rates – dues increases above inflation areRead More →

South African consumers are feeling the effects. While some have had to tighten their belts by cutting out luxuries, for many rising fuel costs and the rising cost of living have also meant sacrificing important coverage like short-term insurance and medical aid. or switch from a comprehensive medical assistance planRead More →

Click to enlarge Facebook / San Antonio Police Department A respondent fired his gun after the teenager allegedly boned another officer’s cruiser. A neighbor who allegedly saw San Antonio police dealing with a 13-year-old suspect shot dead by an officer early Friday morning said it appeared theyRead More →

Direct Relief has also provided over $14.7 million in direct financial support to other organizations in the region. Cash assistance has included direct payments for Ukrainian refugees in Poland to cover prescription drug costs, as well as operating funds for health facilities providing care in Ukraine. “Direct Relief’s three-month reportRead More →

Dangerous, exhausting and upsetting: that’s how entrepreneur James Spenceley views his week-long trip delivering ambulances to some of Ukraine’s war-affected regions. “There are towns in Ukraine that have 500,000 inhabitants and there are only two ambulances left,” the 45-year-old explains. “Yet there are missile attacks and soldiers are injured andRead More →

The College of Physicians of Quebec says it is disappointed with the province’s health minister after he backtracked on a controversial section of his bill to expand medical assistance in dying. Last week, Health Minister Christian Dubé announced he was withdrawing a clause granting eligibility to people with severe neuromotorRead More →

By Lara Cooper Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 330 medical aid shipments requested in 48 U.S. states and territories and seven countries worldwideincluding Ukraine. The shipments contained 4.3 million defined daily doses of drugsincluding N-95 masks, mental health drugs, antibiotics, chronic disease drugs, nutritional products, insulin,Read More →

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé attends a press conference on the COVID-19 pandemic on February 15 at the Legislative Assembly in Quebec.Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press Quebec has tabled a bill that would extend provincial legislation on assisted dying to people with Alzheimer’s disease. Health Minister Christian Dubé said Wednesday thatRead More →

By Lara Cooper Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 511 medical aid shipments requested in 44 U.S. states and territories and 11 countries worldwideincluding Ukraine. The shipments contained 16.6 million defined daily doses of drugsincluding N-95 masks, mental health drugs, antibiotics, chronic disease drugs, nutritional products, insulin,Read More →

“International Medical Aid (IMA) provides students and institutions with community-based global health education and study abroad programs.” IMA’s contributions to the development of the Education Abroad Forum were launched at the Forum’s 18th Annual Conference. Led by Phares Odhiambo, Program Director for East Africa, IMA said, “We are grateful toRead More →

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Tuesday that a multimillion-dollar medical aid package would be sent to Ukraine. The medical equipment donated by the Maryland Department of Health includes 485,000 bandages and wound care supplies, and 200 ventilators, including medical ventilators for hospital intensive care units asRead More →

the herald Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter Parliamentarians want the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) and medical aid societies to be regulated by the Insurance and Pensions Commission (IPEC) or a similar body to improve transparency and ensure that the public contributor receives the benefits provided. The deputies said so duringRead More →

Opposition parties in Quebec are calling on the provincial Minister of Health to introduce a bill in the coming days that would allow people with degenerative cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease to give their prior consent to medical assistance at die (MAD). As the law currently stands, with fewRead More →

Colombo, India, on Friday delivered a large shipment of essential medical aid to Sri Lanka, which is going through a medical emergency with many life-saving drugs running out of stock, forcing doctors to delay major surgeries. Indian High Commissioner to Colombo, Gopal Baglay, on Friday handed over the consignment comprisingRead More →

Share and defend justice, law and order… SAN DIEGO- A California Highway Patrol officer was shot and injured on Interstate 8 while investigating a traffic accident Wednesday night near San Diego’s Mission Valley, according to reports. CHP Captain Michael Harris said the officer was ‘investigating a traffic accident when heRead More →

As the war in Ukraine continues to escalate, pharmaceutical giant Novartis has detailed its campaign to offer humanitarian aid while sticking to a hard line against Russia. Since the start of the invasion, Novartis has delivered more than one million boxes of antibiotics, painkillers, cardiovascular and oncology treatments to Ukraine,Read More →

Opponents of the end-of-life care option for terminally ill patients to gently end their suffering, medical assistance in dying, say it is unnecessary because palliative care and care palliatives are sufficient to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. But while palliative care and palliative care can alleviate the sufferingRead More →

By Lara Cooper Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 294 medical aid shipments requested in 31 US states and territories and 11 countries worldwideincluding Ukraine. The shipments contained 20.9 million defined daily doses of drugsincluding PPE, Covid-19 therapies, diabetes drugs and cancer treatments. In Ukraine, Direct ReliefRead More →

By Lara Cooper Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 334 medical aid shipments requested in 36 U.S. states and territories and 11 countries worldwideincluding Ukraine. The shipments contained 2.3 million defined daily doses of medicationincluding PPE, Covid-19 therapies, diabetes drugs and cancer treatments. Today, four pallets ofRead More →

The number of Coloradans who have received orders to end their lives has increased every year since voters passed an assisted dying law in 2016, rising 18% in 2021. Last year, 222 people obtained prescriptions for the lethal doses of drugs, which they must ingest themselves after obtaining approval fromRead More →

By Lara Cooper Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 288 shipments containing 64 tons of medical aid requested in the United States and 13 countries around the worldincluding Ukraine. The shipments contained 6.5 million defined daily doses of medicationincluding Covid-19 therapies, diabetes drugs and cancer treatments. ShipmentsRead More →

In addition to receiving the global honor of becoming one of the leading adventure travel organizations of 2021, IMA continues its legacy of promoting global health initiatives by opening its Summer Healthcare Internships app. International medical aid (IMA), an industry leader in providing a unique service medical internship abroad forRead More →

Traditionally, medical aid schemes apply fee increases from January 1 each year. However, the past two years have seen new trends emerge due to the Covid-19 pandemic, says Lee Callakoppen, senior director of Bonitas Medical Fund. These include postponing increases, dipping into reserves to reduce increases and announcing delayed increasesRead More →

By Lara Cooper Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 340 medical aid shipments requested in 31 U.S. states and territories and 17 countries worldwideIncluding Ukraine. The shipments contained 17.9 million defined daily doses of drugsincluding Covid-19 therapies, diabetes medications, cancer treatments, as well as 30 tons ofRead More →

The New York Police Department partners with the Russian American Officers Association (RAOA) to gather medical supplies for the people of Ukraine in the midst of the Russian invasion of the country, said Friday the president of the association. RAOA and the non-profit organization it works with are collecting ibuprofen,Read More →

RAOA and the non-profit organization it works with are collecting ibuprofen, aspirin, gauze and first aid kits, said Ukrainian officer and RAOA vice-president Stanislav Zubyk . A complete list Desired supplies also include bandages, acetaminophen, and tourniquets. Collection boxes will be placed in all 77 patrol areas, according to NYPDRead More →

While public hearings around South Africa’s National Health Insurance (NHI) project have now concluded, there is still a lack of clarity on what exactly the scheme means for the country’s health sector and taxpayers’ pockets. Despite several pledges, the Department of Health has failed to provide clarity or explanation onRead More →

By Lara Cooper Direct Relief today announced that it commit $500,000 to support health efforts in Ukraine and neighboring countries absorb refugees fleeing violence and disruption. The organization is also in communication with regional organizations to coordinate medical support to refugee communities. Emergency health kits and medical backpacks for triageRead More →

Audio released last month revealed how 23-year-old Ta’Neasha Chappell pleaded with prison staff to seek medical assistance for nearly 16 hours before dying in July 2021. In recordings provided by Chappell’s family attorney, Sam Aguiar, staff at the Jackson County, Indiana jail can be heard growing irritated by Chappell’s pleasRead More →