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Mediclinic News : NHI VIOLATES CONSTITUTION: AFRIFORUM WILL LAY CHARGES AGAINST HEALTH DEPARTMENTS FOR MISAPPROPRIATION OF R5.8-BILLION

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NHI VIOLATES CONSTITUTION: AFRIFORUM WILL LAY CHARGES AGAINST HEALTH DEPARTMENTS FOR MISAPPROPRIATION OF R5.8-BILLION

Date

2019-11-18

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News Description

POLITY During a media conference held today, AfriForum launched a comprehensive report on why the implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI) in South Africa will be unconstitutional. The report further explains why the impact study on which the NHI is based, is totally inadequate which means that the Bill should be set aside. “According to the report, Section 27 of the Constitution only provides for access to healthcare. Nowhere does it indicate that the state is obliged to provide healthcare to everyone. In fact, if the government’s intervention hinders this access, it is unconstitutional. When one considers the current state of affairs in the department of health, the state most definitely doesn’t have the capacity to provide healthcare services to the whole country. It will therefore be unconstitutional for the state to effectively take control of the private health sector,” says Natasha Venter, AfriForum’s spokesperson for NHI.
Created at 2019/11/25 03:55 PM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2019/11/25 03:55 PM by Mediclinic