Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, 4 November 2016, bizcommunity.com.
“We need to be vocal about the corruption in the health system. Public servants and business people ‘swopping brown envelopes’ must be called out. Fiscal revenue can be increased if social justice is achieved. South Africans should be able to say we have a dignified existence.”
Gordhan also highlights the need for the industry to start anticipating the eventual introduction and rollout of the National Health Insurance (NHI). He encouraged health practitioners to view the NHI vision and the health industry in terms of the National Development Plan 2030.
He is positive that “over time as mature South Africans, we will find a way to resolve these issues.” Funds have already been allocated for the NHI vision and citizen engagement will happen on the financing model when it will be released for public comment. No date has been confirmed on the release.