Zweli Mkhize: Biggest threat to NHI will be corruption in government

Zweli Mkhize: Biggest threat to NHI will be corruption in government

Zweli Mkhize has warned that the biggest threat to the National Health Insurance's implementation is corruption. The Health Minister made the comments after the release of the long-awaited bill.

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Health Minister Mkhize has warned that corruption would pose the greatest hurdle to the newly-released NHI bill.

With the nation's eye cast toward government's efforts to remove crippling forces looting public funds, Mkhize highlighted the importance of the state being adequately equipped when taking on the NHI:

"The fact that there is corruption, we need to ensure that we create systems that will prevent, detect and act early."

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The NHI is estimated to cost South Africa more than R250 billion to fully implement, according to Treasury, reports EWN..

The Health Minister noted that the country could take important lessons from the various inquiries dealing with corruption. reporter earlier that it remains unknown exactly which services the bill will provide to citizens, with a committee set to iron out the finer details.

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