472144ea58c04d57b8e163be31f40b99According to the parliamentary portfolio committee on health, the National Health Insurance scheme is Dr Zweli Mkhize’s “silver bullet” to ensure that rich and poor have equal access to healthcare.

The Parliamentary Communication Services has announced that the Portfolio Committee on Health has een briefed by the Health Department on its annual performance plan and budget for the 2019/20 financial year. The committee said South Africa is known as one of the most unequal countries in the world and the health sector contributes to this perception. The committee indicated that the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has the “silver bullet” to change all that, by ensuring that rich and poor have equal access to healthcare.

Responding to questions, the minister assured the committee that the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill is on its way to becoming a reality…..more