Government has welcomed the private sectors’ commitment to work to ensure the successful implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI). This came out the Second Presidential Health summit held in Boksburg East of Johannesburg.

The two-day meeting was attended by stakeholders in the health sector to discuss the readiness of the country’s healthcare system to implement the NHI.

“We were also fortunate in that we put the legislative wheels for NHI in motion before the pandemic had struck. The National Health Insurance Bill was introduced in Parliament in August 2019 and has been processed through the parliamentary programme since then.  The Bill is expected to be debated in the National Assembly by June 2023 and then considered in the National Council of Provinces,” says, Cyril Ramaphosa.