img_1695The province’s health system has been reported to be one of the worst in the country and residents live in hope that it will change with the National Health Insurance.

Residents of O.R Tambo District Municipality braved the chilly weather conditions for their voices to be heard during the National Health Insurance Public (NHI) Hearings held recently in Mthatha Town Hall, Eastern Cape.

The province’s healthcare system is plagued with problems such as long queues caused by a shortage of staff or demotivated staff, unavailability of medicines, lack of infrastructure, and an escalating number of medical claims. ….more