Over 8 000 health practitioners have been struck off the roll after failing to pay their annual fees, the Health Professionals' Council of South Africa (HPSCA) said on Thursday.
Aspects of the proposed new dispensing-fee structure for pharmacists need more attention, the Pharmaceutical Stakeholders Forum (PSF) said on Tuesday.
Savings of between 13 percent and 15 percent on medicines are on the cards if draft regulations on pharmacies' dispensing fees are approved. Announcing these on Thursday, Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said the fees would be on a sliding scale.
Charging fees for treatment of children at health facilities is threatening their lives.
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