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Ramaphosa urges TAC to challenge govt to improve healthcare system

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says many issues are brought to government's attention by organisations like the TAC, which is at the forefront of fighting HIV/Aids.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has urged the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) to take on government and challenge officials to do more to improve the healthcare system.

Ramaphosa was speaking at the TAC’s sixth annual congress in Sterkfontein on Thursday in his capacity as chair of the South African National Aids Council.

Ramaphosa spoke frankly about the country's ailing health system.

“The TAC must take on government to point out corruption that’s rampant.”

Ramaphosa says many issues are brought to government's attention by organisations like the TAC, which is at the forefront of fighting HIV/Aids.

He's also urged the TAC to be part of the National Health Insurance plan and intensify its support for government, so that no one is excluded from quality healthcare.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)