One month before the birth of my second son I asked my wife why I have medical aid. Such a waste of money. It’s expensive! Even with the Discovery Classic Delta Saver option.
My actual words ” I haven’t claimed anything from medical aid in almost 10 years”
One month later, my wife goes into pre-term labour – some complications and the baby arrives 7 weeks premature.
Fortunately this time around we signed up for Gap Cover from Old Mutual to cover costs that Medical Aid does not cover.
Check this out…
Be careful. What puzzles me though — how does average man/woman handle this. People who don’t have medical aid in South Africa?
Originally posted on TED Blog:
Mohammed Dalwai shares his idea for a Mobile Triage App at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED
Every day, emergency room workers use triage to prioritize patient care — but exhausted personnel in under-resourced hospitals can easily make deadly errors in diagnostic tests and symptom scoring. South African emergency room doctor Mohammed Dalwai witnessed such avoidable tragedy firsthand while working with Médicins sans Frontières in Pakistan. He resolved never to let it happen again.
Dalwai urged MSF to apply a standard triaging system — the paper-based South African Triage Scale — in his emergency room in Pakistan. This led to an 86% improvement in successful triaging, and to MSF adopting this standard in emergency rooms around the world. It also led to a big idea for Dalwai. Now, with The Open Medicine Project (TOMPSA), he and his team have made an app that is freely available. They are planning to roll it out across many regions.
Here, Dalwai tells the TED…
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