Cosatu wants vaccine rollout to be the first step towards NHI

 

“Labour federation Cosatu has called for the Covid-19 vaccine rollout to be part of the process of the government’s envisaged National Health Insurance (NHI), which will merge public and private healthcare. This implementation is especially relevant for the government’s national procurement of the vaccine according to Cosatu secretary-general Bheki Ntshalintshali.’ - News24 (26 Feb 2021)  

He said Cosatu would join forces with civil society and its alliance partners, the ANC and the SA Communist Party, “to demand the addressing of the current two-tier health system - one for the rich and the powerful, and the other for the overwhelming poor majority”.

 

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