‘Corruption will get worse’: Doctors outraged over current NHI Bill


Durban – South African doctors strongly oppose the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, saying they would not support the legislation in its current format as it would lead to “large-scale corruption” and that almost 40% of doctors would emigrate if a universal health-care system was implemented.

Economists and health experts have echoed the doctors’ concerns.The SA Medical Association (Sama), which represents 17 000 doctors across the country, said the organisation could not support the bill, as it was tantamount to creating a “monopoly” in the health-care sector.

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