Private health-care groups counting the cost as patients return

30 August 2020 - 00:00 By JANE STEINACKER

Private health-care groups Netcare and Mediclinic have seen an increase in patients returning to their facilities, a good sign after the businesses were hammered by the cost of preparing for Covid-19.

Jacques du Plessis, managing director of Netcare's hospital division, said the preparations set the group back about R1bn — which has allowed it so far to treat 10,632 patients since the virus reached SA...

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