Cape Town - Parliament has received more than 100 000 written submissions on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill following its tabling a few months ago.
Chairperson of the health portfolio committee Sibongiseni Dhlomo said on Wednesday they had not yet looked at the written submissions.
“The numbers are really not the ones we are looking at now. That process is going to be taken care of once we come back,” he said referring to the public hearings the committee will undertake, starting on Friday.
Parliament had asked the public to make written submissions on the NHI Bill. The deadline was October 11, but it was extended to November 29.
Chair of chairs Cedric Frolick said already in the initial submissions, questions were asked about the financial affordability of the NHI.
The committee is scheduled to start with public hearings in Mpumalanga from Friday until Monday.