The SA Health Department says the late payment of staff at National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot sites has been ‘resolved’ and that the problem ‘did not set the tone’ for the roll out of the programme.

South Africa is piloting the NHI, which will see citizens accessing health care based on their health needs, irrespective of their socio-economic status. The NHI – a health financing system that is designed to pool funds to provide access to quality, affordable health care – is part of government’s major health sector reforms and is being rolled out over a 14-year period. ….more