The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has suspended a paediatric surgeon following his arrest together with a colleague over allegations of culpable homicide. This follows a ten-year-old boy dying after undergoing surgery that the two had performed at a Johannesburg hospital in October. A hearing is expected to be held[…]
The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has launched an investigation into paediatric surgeon, Dr Peter Beale, who has been accused of medical negligence by several families. The HPCSA’s investigation concerns allegations made by these families to determine the magnitude of the case. It will also investigate those who[…]
The sad passing of 10-year-old Zayyaan Sayed shortly after an operation performed by paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale and anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi has resulted in widespread public concern around the accountability of surgeons in South African hospitals. Spokesperson for the Sayed family, Sinenhlanhla Mnguni has indicated that the family[…]
In a shocking find, the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has listed at least ten unregistered medical practitioners or practitioners issuing illegal medical certificates to employers who wish to abscond from work, within the Western Cape. Senior Manager at the HPCSA’s Inspectorate Office, Eric Mphapuli, explains that the[…]
Educational psychologists across the country are still waiting for an answer to why medical aid schemes have withdrawn funding for people with educational health needs. Dr Martin Strous, chairperson of the Educational Psychology Association of South Africa (EPASSA), the largest in SA, told News24 that as many as seven public[…]
Former chemical and biological warfare expert Dr Wouter Basson was trying to create an atmosphere not based on facts, a professional conduct committee in Pretoria heard on Thursday. Salie Joubert, representing complainants against Basson, argued before the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) that Basson’s application for the recusal of[…]
A court interdict that halted cardiologist Dr Wouter Basson’s sentencing proceedings at the HPCSA should be set aside, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Thursday. “The order issued by Judge (Selby) Baqwa should be discharged and set aside,” Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) lawyer Terry Motau said. Basson,[…]
An application by lawyers for apartheid-era chemical warfare expert Dr Wouter Basson to get more information about a hearing into his conduct will be heard in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday. Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) spokeswoman Charmaine Motloung said the council received a court interdict to[…]
The sentencing hearing of Dr Wouter Basson before the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is expected to begin on Wednesday in Pretoria. The HPCSA in December last year found Basson guilty of unprofessional conduct, with the hearing running till Saturday. The HPCSA inquiry was held to determine whether he[…]
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