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R11.5m for Cape NHI pilot

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Dear CPC Shareholders and Members
R11.5m for Cape NHI pilot The Western Cape department of health said it would spend R11.5 million this year in piloting the National Health Insurance (NHI) in Eden District, which includes George, Knysna and Oudtshoorn.

Health MEC Theuns Botha said at least R8.5 million would be used to staff and strengthen specialist teams, including nurses and doctors, at the participating health facilities. He said R3 million would be used to strengthen school health services. About 500 00 people in the province ate set to benefit from the roll-out of the R1 billion NHI pilot, which started in April. Eden District was announced as one of 10 districts selected for the pilot - a programme that is expected to revolutionise the public healthcare system in the country. The pilot phase 1 is expected to cover about 10 million people.

Sipokazi Fokazi: The Cape Argus, 4 June 2012

Comment from QualiCare : What can R 11 million rands buy in todays money?? This project is seriously under budgeted!!! Hope that NHI will do better than this. The Health Minister has asked every doctor to work for 4 hours per day at no salary??? Blue sky thinking??
Kind regards
QC Team

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