On behalf of the Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine (WJCM) Editorial Team, please see the Table of Contents for the Special Issue on COVID-19 below. Even though the data set of COVID-19 infection is growing worldwide, the WJCM has published this special issue on the impact of different aspects of COVID-19 infection in South Africa.
Dear Colleagues, The SAMA Human Rights, Law and Ethics (HRLE) Committee has developed the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): Guidance for Managing Ethical Issues. This is a detailed guideline, which highlights the duties and obligations of Doctors and provides ethical guidelines for Doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic. To our knowledge this is one of the first guidelines of […]
We are in uncharted territory as a South African surgical community. The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a global pandemic by the WHO and our South African President has appropriately responded by declaring a “national state of disaster” in order to activate national procedures.
COVID-19 is a rapidly expanding global challenge, placing a huge burden on healthcare systems. There is no evidence to inform the management of surgical patients with COVID-19 infection. Capturing real-world data and sharing international experience will support the management of this complex group of patients, improving their clinical care.
Please click here to view the Davis Tax Committee report on Financing a National Health Insurance for South Africa.
Please click here to view the report.
Please click here to view the letter from Surgicom, which represents ASSA in the private practice arena. An updated practice cost study, under the umbrella of SAMA, is vital to the future viability of Surgery as a profession, both in the private and public arenas. Please take the time to and read the accompanying document and support […]
The Exco for 2017 – 2019 has been discussed and various nominees have been asked for from the Heads of the Academic Departments and the present Executive Committee. Please click here to view the letter.
Please click here to view the National Health Insurance Policy Document.
SAMA has engaged the national and written to several Provincial Departments of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) to inform them that members will NOT comply with the request for e-Disclosures of financial interests.