SOUTH AFRICA ON TRACK FOR NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE, SAYS HEALTH MINISTER

| October 17, 2016

South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is confident that his department is on the right track for full implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme.

Briefing role players, including members of the South African Medical Association, in Bloemfontein in Free State Province on Sunday, Motsoaledi said the government had commissioned an independent study to assess the progress made in testing of various models for the NHI.

"The NHI will be implemented over a period of 14 years. The period in which we are (now) is preparation. We are preparing the clinics in terms of infrastructure, the human resources, primary health care and in terms of equipment," he added.

The NHI is a financing system which will make sure that all citizens of South Africa are provided with essential healthcare, regardless of their employment status and ability to make a direct monetary contribution to the NHI Fund.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.

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