‘Dept Must Fix Ailing Public Health 🏥 System Before Applying NHI’❗

  |   Sanews

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says before implementing the National Health Insurance (NHI), his department must first fix the country’s ailing public healthcare system.

Motsoaledi says in implementing NHI, South Africa has two problems to solve: the exorbitant cost of private healthcare and the poor quality of public healthcare.

And adds that these issues need to be tackled simultaneously.

“The problem is people believe NHI is some form of luxury which you implement when things are going well. Actually, you implement it because things are not going well and you want them to be well, that’s what we’re doing. So, the National Development Plan has given a guidance on this issue but there are two problems South Africa must solve, one being the exorbitant cost of private healthcare.”

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