Health

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Completion Date for Private Healthcare Market Inquiry Extended

Department of Economic Development

The final Inquiry report and recommendations for the Competition Commission’s Market Inquiry into the private healthcare sector will now be completed by 30 November 2018.

The Inquiry, which commenced in January 2014, was originally intended to conclude on 30 November 2015.

National Health Amendment Bill Tabled

Parliament

A private member’s bill that aims to ensure that clinics operate on a continuous basis has been tabled in parliament.

The National Health Amendment Bill was drawn up by Dr S S Thembekwayo, an Economic Freedom Fighters member of parliament.

Plan to Implement NHI by 2025

The Presidency

Government plans to incrementally implement the National Health Insurance (NHI) from 2019 so that everyone in South Africa is covered by 2025.

President Ramaphosa declared this during an address to the National Health Insurance Consultative Meeting in Pretoria.

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