Discovery Health CEO Jonathan Broomberg has welcomed the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill that could shake up healthcare in South Africa.

Broomberg said the bill was a step in the right direction for universal healthcare in South Africa.

“Very appropriately‚ the NHI Fund will have an initial focus on priority projects for vulnerable groups where the need is the greatest‚” Broomberg said in a statement.

“We welcome the focus on critical health priorities such as oncology and high-risk pregnancies as well as the investment in critical preventative measures such as the school screening programme. The inequalities in access to quality healthcare services for all South Africans is a major concern for all South Africans.” …more