Pregnancy and medical aid

Pregnancy and medical aidMotherhood and pregnancy are times of great anticipation and joy. Each experience is unique but what is probably high on the agenda is that you have a trouble-free pregnancy, a healthy baby and also know and anticipate the costs involved for pre-natal check-ups and the birth. “Choosing the right medical aid is critical in ensuring the healthcare needs of you and your loved ones are taken care of. More so, when you’re looking at expanding your family. For those who are on a medical scheme or wish to join one, here are some important points to consider when you fall pregnant,” says Lee Callakopen, Principal Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund.
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Cipla Medpro acquires a stake in connected health company Brandmed

Cipla Medpro acquires a stake in connected health company BrandmedIn recognition of the importance of the critical shift to a more patient-centric, integrated and predictive healthcare environment, Cipla Medpro South Africa (Pty) Limited (“Cipla Medpro”), wholly-owned subsidiary of Cipla Limited (BSE: 500087; NSE: CIPLA EQ; hereafter referred to as “Cipla”) and South Africa’s third largest pharmaceutical company in the private sector, will acquire a 30% stake upon closure in the connected healthcare company, Brandmed (Pty) Limited. In February, Cipla had announced a similar partnership in India with Wellthy Therapeutics to offer a clinically-validated digital disease management platform to patients in cardio-metabolic health.
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Introducing the e-patient

Introducing the e-patient
[[www.123rf.com 123rf.com]]</span>Almost half the South African population has access to the internet, including 8-million Twitter users and 16-million Facebook users. This digital revolution has unlocked enormous opportunities for the creation of online communities for large-scale engagement around often complex topics like the management of health conditions.
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