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The NHIF will not be ruined by corruption: Phaahla

Joe Phaahla

Health Minister, Joe Phaahla, has assured critics of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), that it will not be ruined by corruption. He spoke during the debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).

The fund has been criticised for being too costly for the country to run, with a government currently unable to fix a crippling health system.

But Phaahla says the finances of public health institutions are doing well – and that the running of the NHI, would be no different.

“Those who fear that the NHI will become a State Owned Enterprise (SOE), some say it will become an Eskom. Let me tell you that in this you can go and ask the Auditor General in this last audit, all health public entities got a clean audits or unqualified audits. So, we can assure you that NHI will be safe in our hands.”

Source: eNCA

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