- The South African Medical Association is concerned about the implementation of the NHI Bill
- They believe that the bill opens room for corruption in the the health sector
- They have also found that nearly 20 000 doctors will emigrate if the bill is implemented
The South African Medical Association (SAMA) believes that the government is not ready to implement the NHI Bill. They believe that the system is open to corruption.
According to 702 Live, the SAMA spokesperson, Dr Mvuyisi Mzukwa, said that the current format of NHI has the potential for a lot of corruption.
Furthermore, the association has found that almost 20 000 doctors will emigrate if the bill is implemented. He added that many doctors are changing career paths due to the instability of the health sector.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Minister of Health, Dr. Zweli Mkhize said he believes the NHI will improve the quality of health care in South Africa. However, many South Africans agreed that private and public hospitals being the same is just not a good thing. The government vows the NHI bill will offer quality health care to all South Africans - regardless of income.
However, many fear that it might lead to more corruption and the failure of the private health care sector in South Africa. On Wednesday, Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize made remarks about the NHI that gave believers hope but created even more worry amongst those who remain sceptical.
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