n South African Medical Journal - The NHI - where should the passion of our focus be? : correspondence

Volume 101, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



: Commendably, our Minister of Health is on a road show to give first-hand insight on the NHI, while the green paper is out for comments. His presentation to the North-West medical constituency at Klerksdorp in October 2011 dispelled many myths. He was eloquent, spoke with passion on wide-ranging health issues, and indicated that the NHI is only a component in the grand scheme of transforming the delivery of healthcare to all South Africans. After a 4-hour talk, there was insufficient time for questions. No sane person would gainsay the urgent need for a revolutionary culture for healthcare delivery. However, I wish to make some comments.

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