July 31, 2010 Leave a comment
Questions were raised on Saturday about who would control the funds in a proposed billion rand national health insurance fund.
A one day seminar was held at the University of Cape Town on Saturday to discuss the NHI.
Some health activists and academics say it is worrying that government would not release the details about a proposed health insurance fund.
The scheme would pool taxpayers money into a universal fund for the public health service.
ï¿½We dont know who would administer the funds that are raised in this pool which will fund the NHI,ï¿½ said the head of the school of public health at UCT Professor David Sanders.
Government is yet to confirm any details about the NHI. Some health activists have been angered after being excluded from policy decisions.