National health insurance 'misunderstood'

File: Media reports have suggested the country could face a massive shortage of healthcare practitioners.

File: Media reports have suggested the country could face a massive shortage of healthcare practitioners.

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JOHANNESBURG - Wednesday marks the International day commemorating Universal Health Coverage Day.

South Africa's National Health Insurance is in the spotlight.

WATCH: Health Minister on the National Health Insurance Bill 

Economic Health Consultant and CEO of Usizo Advisory Solutions, Dr Anuschka Coovadia, says the NHI is widely misunderstood.

She says it's a fundamental component of the country's economic and social transformation.

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