In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining a healthy diet and staying active has never been more important. Unhealthy eating habits, a lack of exercise, consuming tobacco products and abusing substances can lead to lifestyle diseases, such as heart diseases, stroke, type 2 diabetes and various cancers.
2020 was nothing short of the extraordinary, with some of the changes required to adapt to the local (and global) COVID-19 pandemic being what some would refer to as “extra” and some just “ordinary”.
Winter is here and as usual, so is the dreaded flu. However, with the medical technology of vaccines, the chances of contracting either of these viruses can be greatly reduced or even eliminated completely. Why take the risk? Take your vaccine as soon as you can. Protect yourself and your family from these winter viruses so that your immune system can be at its peak in case you have to defend your body from an ailment.
Many of us hoped that by the time we ushered in the new year COVID-19 would be a thing of the past but unfortunately this is not the case, yet. Spring and summer festivities have left us at the mercy of the second wave and with the virus mutation and the rising numbers, we are just as uncertain about the future now,
Difficult times have befallen so many people because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are concerned about people who have lost their work, income, and livelihoods we sympathise just as much with those who have contracted the virus and fallen dangerously ill. As a medical scheme Bestmed has tried its best to proactively provide our members with everything that they need to be well equipped to handle this pandemic.
It is important that we continuously monitor the outbreak, as well as our response as a Scheme to the rising numbers. We have updated our cover to ensure that we fully meet our members’ related medical needs.
Out-of-hospital Benefits: Physical, Telephonic and Video Consultations
To help members take the necessary measures,
In these unprecedented times, Bestmed Medical Scheme understands that many South Africans are experiencing the pressure of a decreased household income, or even lack thereof. The Scheme, therefore, recognises the need to assist members of the community who are struggling financially during South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown. Therefore, funds were made available to contribute towards COVID-19 relief efforts.
The 25th of April 2020 is world malaria day as sanctioned by the World Health Organization (WHO). And given the current global context that we are currently living in due to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are going to look at the African endemic that is Malaria in the context of the global pandemic of the Novel Coronavirus.
As at 8 April 2020 , the number of South African lives that have tested positive to the COVID-19 is 1749 and we have lost 13 South Africans to the Novel Coronavirus. The fact that we are losing lives to the virus has been a difficult reality to face.