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Mediclinic News : FACE TO FACE WITH NHI LAWMAKER SIBONGISENI DHLOMO

Title

FACE TO FACE WITH NHI LAWMAKER SIBONGISENI DHLOMO

Date

2019-11-26

Link

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-11-26-face-to-face-with-nhi-lawmaker-sibongiseni-dhlomo/

News Description

DAILY MAVERICK Former MEC for health in KwaZulu-Natal Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo is chairperson of the National Assembly’s Health Committee and will play a pivotal role in deliberations over the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill. The question is – will it be about serving the people or toeing the party-line? After 10 years at the helm of KwaZulu-Natal’s health department, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo is now an African National Congress (ANC) member of Parliament, and chairperson of the National Assembly’s Portfolio Committee on Health. Presently, the committee is considering the new National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, with written public submissions closing at the end of November. “People are saying that it is fine for our domestic workers to have second-rate medical care,” says Dhlomo, speaking from his office at the Old Assembly building in the parliamentary precinct in Cape Town. “But this is not right. The bill makes provision for everyone to have equal access to healthcare. It can’t be that I have better healthcare because I have a deeper pocket than you.”
Created at 2019/12/02 09:37 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2019/12/02 09:37 AM by Mediclinic