CAPE TOWN - Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Tuesday said the government was taking a significant step towards universal health coverage that will bring quality health care to all South Africans.
Motsoaledi said the National Health Insurance (NHI) bill will soon be ready for submission to Parliament.
“After extensive consultation, the NHI bill will soon be ready for submission to Parliament. The NHI will enable South Africans to receive free services at the point of care in public and private quality-accredited health facilities,” the minister said.
Motsoaledi was speaking on behalf of President Cyril Ramaphosa in Cape Town on Tuesday during the launch of the report on the presidential health summit 2018.
The Summit took place in Ekurhuleni in October last year under the leadership of Deputy President David Mabuza, who officiated in Ramaphosa's absence. The theme for the Summit was: “Strengthening the South African health system towards an integrated and unified health system”.