National Health Insurance (NHI) is coming, with the NHI Bill handed to parliament on Friday. But a detailed 200-page document on the 11 pilot projects makes for depressing reading.
The report reveals that children identified as needing health care didn’t get it, there were incomplete infrastructure projects, and computers were sent to clinics without access to the internet.
NHI pilot projects were rolled out in 11 health districts countrywide between 2012 and 2017. After calls from political opposition parties and organisations, including the Treatment Action Campaign, the evaluation of pilot projects was released on Friday by health minister Zweli Mkhize. …..more