Maintain a healthy lifestyle during the COVID-19 pandemic

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.

COVID-19 vaccine and 2021 flu vaccine

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.

New year, same promise

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,

Bestmed’s COVID-19 Statistics

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.

Bestmed: Caring for the community during COVID-19

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.

Malaria in the context of COVID-19

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.