Sick state of affairs: is the NHI flatlining already?

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Sick state of affairs: is the NHI flatlining already?

Poor data, no internet connections, no transport, overworked staff are but four of the many problems in pilot districts

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National Health Insurance is coming, with the NHI Bill handed to parliament on Friday, but a detailed 200-page document on the 11 pilot projects flags potential flaws in the system.

The report reveals that children identified as needing healthcare didn’t get it, there were incomplete infrastructure projects, and computers were sent to clinics without access to the internet.

NHI pilot projects were rolled out in 11 health districts countrywide between 2012 and 2017. ..

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