Parliament, Friday, 01 November 2019 – The Portfolio Committee on Health is currently in the process of conducting its second round of public hearings on the NHI Bill in the Sol Plaatje Local Municipality in Kimberley and will tomorrow (Saturday, 2 November) move to the Emthanjeni Local Municipality in De Aar.
The objective of the Bill is to achieve universal access to quality health care services in South Africa in accordance with section 27 of the Constitution; to establish a National Health Insurance Fund and to set out its powers, functions and governance structures; and to provide a framework for the strategic purchasing of health care services by the fund on behalf of users.
The Bill further aims to create mechanisms for equitable, effective and efficient utilisation of the resources of the fund to meet the health needs of the population; to preclude or limit undesirable, unethical and unlawful practices in relation to the fund and its users; and to provide for matters connected herewith.
The committee called for written submissions from the public on the Bill at the beginning of September 2019, and the closing date for the submissions is 29 November 2019.
Detailed programme is available here: https://tinyurl.com/y4efa4x6
ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, DR SIBONGISENI DHLOMO.
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Name: Felicia Lombard (Ms)
Parliamentary Communication Services
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