What Is It?

LiveMedAid is bringing the world’s leading doctors, scientists, writers, thinkers and cultural influencers together to discuss what the world is faced with currently - the COVID-19 virus.

They will be discussing how we can work together to understand it and fight it.

When Is It?

Sunday, 10 May 2020 at 01:00.

Where Is It?

Online, click here.

How Much Is It?

Free.

For More Information

For more information, click here.

Event is subject to be cancelled at any given time, so please check to avoid disappointment.

Who are they?

Aesthetic Laser Academy offers comprehensive, hands-on, theoretical and practical training in aesthetic lasers.

What do they offer?

Modular courses are available

Our aim is to ensure that you are competent and confident to administer these treatments:

Laser: Ultrasound Cavitation

Laser: Radio Frequency

Laser: Intense Pulse Light / Diode

Laser: ND YAG

Laser: LLLT
Laser Hair Re-Growth

Laser: LED Photon

Laser: HIFU

Laser: Fibroblast Plasma Pen

Laser: CO² Cryosthetics

Safety Precautions In Place

Do they deliver?

No

Where are they located?

16 Allen Street, Boksburg, Johannesburg.

For More Information

For more information, visit their website.

The Safe Place To Recover & Isolate

Whether you're looking for a comfortable and safe place to recover or simply looking to isolate yourself away from loved ones to protect them, The Capital Hotels and Apartments has come up with the perfect solution. In partnership with Discovery Health, they will launch a COVID-19 isolation and recovery facility at The Capital Empire in Sandton.

Both companies recognised the need to create safe spaces for people exposed to or infected with COVID-19 to isolate and recover, and to support the country’s efforts to flatten the curve during the national lockdown period.

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About The Self-Isolation Hotel

The medically-controlled facility with access to 24-hour nursing care is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and needs to be in isolation while they recover. To enable broad access to these facilities, The Capital Hotels and Apartments has significantly reduced their rates. The Capital intends to avail additional facilities in other major South African cities. Also, Discovery Health Medical Scheme members seeking self-isolation and care can access this facility at a reduced rate.

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How It Works

Starting from R1 350 per night for a standard hotel room, the rates include three meals per day. Guests are encouraged to stay for between 12 and 14 days to allow for full recovery before they return home.

From R2 000 per night, guest can stay in a modern spacious apartment with a fully fitted kitchen (including laundry facilities).

All rooms include the hotel's standards of complimentary high speed Wi-Fi and Smart TVs.

Discovery Health Medical Scheme will contribute R400 towards the daily rate during the period of isolation (this is specifically for Discovery Health members who have COVID-19 and who do not require in-hospital care).

To oversee recovery, Discovery Healthcare Services will make 24-hour nursing supervision available as part of the service. In addition, Discovery Healthcare Services has made arrangements for referral and if needed, ambulance transportation of anyone who needs escalated medical care.

self-isolation hotel

All food is inspected to ensure suppliers are following the WHO food preparation protocols and is prepared under strict hygiene standards. Food will be delivered at the room door, with strict isolation protocols.

All Capital staff have been trained on global best practice protocols for sanitisation and care of both themselves, their family and guests, following the guidelines of the WHO, European and US Centres for Disease Control and the South African Institute for Communicable Diseases. Additionally, all staff will use the necessary personal protective equipment to ensure their safety.

Daily room servicing to ensure a hygienic environment includes the disinfection of high touch points, including TV remotes, door handles and toilet flush handles as well as front desk pens and room keys. Commercial grade cleaning and disinfectant materials are used in all aspects of the hotel.

All staff will be screened for any symptoms and signs of COVID-19, including regular body temperature monitoring. Any staff members involved in the food supply chain has their temperature check performed hourly.

The Capital

For More Information

For more information about The Capital Hotels and Apartments and their Self-Isolation Hotel, click here to view their offers during this difficult time.

You can also book by contacting them on [email protected] or 011 290 9700.

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest hotel news, offers and more.

Lockdown is approaching and with it, a whole host of new concerns. Yes, we will be permitted to leave our homes to seek medical attention, but unless it's absolutely necessary or life-threatening, maintaining social distance needs to be top of mind for all South Africans. One way to help support our social distancing efforts is to make use of virtual or online healthcare practitioners.

Hello Doctor

Hello Doctor lets you talk to a doctor on your phone, so you don't even have to leave the house! It’s a whole new way to manage your health – using the one thing you always have with you, your phone. Hello Doctor allows you to skip the waiting rooms and stop scaring yourself into oblivion with internet searches.

How do you use it? All you have to do is download the Hello Doctor app, and you can talk to a qualified medical doctor, right from your smartphone. Hello Doctor is available 24/7. Once a call has been requested, they will respond within an hour.

Details: https://www.hellodoctor.co.za/

Discovery Health Virtual Consultation

Discovery Health offers a virtual health consultation service to its members. Once you've downloaded the Discovery app to your smartphone, you can find a network GP that is close to you and give your doctor consent to view your health record. The process is safe and secure – only these doctors can access your history and medical details. Your health record is necessary to help them make a more accurate diagnosis and to provide you with the best quality care.

How do you use it? Once you have completed these steps, you can have a follow-up virtual consultation with this approved GP. Your virtual consultation can happen by video, voice message or text message – whichever is most convenient for you. You can also use the app to order your medicine online.

Details: https://www.discovery.co.za/corporate/health-virtual-consultation

Doctors On Call

If the situation you find yourself in is one that requires a face-to-face with a healthcare professional, Doctors on Call might be the service you need. Since its inception twenty years ago, Doctors on Call has been offering uninterrupted, 24 hours, seven days a week care, with prompt responses to Johannesburg patients requiring ambulatory medical assistance. This unique service has only been made possible by a fantastic team of doctors dedicated to their profession.

How do you use it? Doctors on Call offers 24/7 home, hotel and office visits. To access their services, simply call them via their hotline.

Details: http://doctorsoncall.co.za |+27 11 788 2222

Do you know of any other online healthcare services we didn't include? Let us know in the comments below! 

Know The Symptoms

The first thing you need to know are the symptoms of the COVID-19 virus and how it spreads. Awareness of the virus is the first step in prevention. The virus may take between one to 14 days to develop symptoms.

COVID-19 is spread by:

Symptoms include: 

If you present these symptoms, contact your healthcare provider, telephonically, to discuss your symptoms and avoid the spread of COVID-19. If your symptoms progress, seek medical attention immediately.

Mild symptoms can be treated at home under self isolation, however, more serious symptoms will need to be monitored by a healthcare establishment.

flu and cold medication water bottle, nasal spray, tissues, tablets

Who's At Risk? 

When it comes to COVID-19, everyone is at risk. However, older adults and individuals with chronic health issues need to be extra careful during the outbreak. This includes individuals who have the following:

Symptoms that are more severe may lead to pneumonia, so ensure that you keep a close eye on how your illness progresses.

Click here for the latest updates on COVID-19 in Johannesburg. 

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Discovery Health Medical Scheme COVID-19 Benefit

If you're part of the Discovery Health Medical Scheme, you have access to a new benefit called the WHO Global Outbreak Benefit that covers you in cases of COVID-19. The WHO Global Outbreak Benefit provides full funding for tests and treatment in confirmed cases of COVID-19. Find out more about this benefit here.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are covered for:

People who contract COVID-19 may take up to 14 days to develop symptoms. You should only be tested for particular reasons, and there is a specific process to follow to test for COVID-19.

Please note: 

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Dedicated COVID-19 Info Hubs Are Available

If you need any information about COVID-19, call the NICD hotline number: 080 002 9999. Here, you'll get more information about the virus.

Also, visit the Discovery COVID-19 Information Hub, which provides the latest updates and guidance to encourage South Africans to understand and educate themselves on the facts about COVID-19.

The government has also implemented an official South African Government COVID-19 WhatsApp service. Send the word "HI" to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp.

A Few Preventative Tips

  1. Wash your hands often. After you've been out shopping for supplies, coughed or sneezed, make sure you wash your hands!
  2. If you don't have access to water or soap to wash your hands, use hand sanitisers that have at least 60% alcohol content.
  3. Try not to touch your face - eyes, nose and mouth - keep your hands away from your face, especially if you haven't washed or sanitised them.
  4. Cover your nose and mouth with either a flexed elbow or a tissue when you sneeze or cough.
  5. Wear a mask when out in public.
  6. Take supplements such as vitamin C to keep the immune system in check (please note: this is not a cure, this is just a precaution).
  7. Avoid close contact with someone who has flu-like symptoms.
  8. If you feel you have the symptoms, rather self isolate and call your doctor to discuss your symptoms than book an appointment. This will help prevent the spread of illness.
  9. If your symptoms are mild, you can self treat it at home under self isolation. If your symptoms get worse daily, consider seeking medical attention immediately.
  10. Avoid travelling.

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Disclaimer: We are not medical professionals, consult a doctor immediately if you suspect you may have contracted COVID-19. This article was written solely for awareness purposes.