Ramaphosa throws weight behind NHI

PRETORIA - President Cyril Ramaphosa says quality healthcare is about social justice and should be implemented at all costs.

Ramaphosa was speaking at a consultative meeting on the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme in Pretoria.

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The meeting was attended by academia, health activists, trade unions, NGOs and health officials.

Interactions with officials saw concerns and suggestions being raised about the upcoming health overhaul.

Governance was a sticking point for some, who called on more efforts to root out corruption in the health sector.

Stakeholders also quizzed the president about funding of the NHI.

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Ramaphosa told attendees that despite the economy being in dire straits, there will be money invested in the health plan.

The president said, “we envisage a transformed health system that will not just have better health outcomes but one that will also save money for individuals households and the country as a whole..."


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