Mkhize vows post-Covid healthcare drive - and that includes NHI

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Mkhize vows post-Covid healthcare drive - and that includes NHI

Amid drop in HIV and TB testing, minister warns SA must not squander gains made during the pandemic

Senior reporter

Health minister Zweli Mkhize has promised an aggressive “catch-up” drive to restore community health services and persuade people to seek healthcare as SA emerges from the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking at a webinar to mark the start of the seventh annual Rotary Family Health Day outreach programme, Mkhize said it was imperative that SA did not squander any gains made during the pandemic.

“We are aware that, due to the combination of lockdown regulations and the fear of contracting Covid-19 in [health] facilities, our people shied away from seeking what may have been deemed to be non-urgent or non-essential health services,” he said...

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