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NHI: Various committees to be established, including one for pricing

The committee is currently conducting public hearings on the NHI Bill at the Dlamini multi-purpose hall in Soweto for its final leg of submissions.

FILE: Parliament’s health committee took community members through some of the structures that would be established. Picture: KZN government

JOHANNESBURG – Parliament’s health committee chairperson Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo says various committees and boards will be established to safeguard funds and operations under the national health insurance (NHI) scheme.

The committee is currently conducting public hearings on the NHI Bill at the Dlamini multi-purpose hall in Soweto for its final leg of submissions.

The Bill intends to provide universal access to healthcare services in the country.

Dhlomo assured residents that there was no need to panic over its viability and funding model.

Gauteng residents voiced their opinion on the hotly contested NHI Bill this weekend.

The public hearings, which started in Tshwane on Friday, are now being held in Soweto.

Parliament’s health committee took community members through some of the structures that would be established including a pricing committee that Dhlomo said would standardise the cost of healthcare services.

“It is unheard of that in one country you can have the price of a caesarean-section in Chris Baragwanath Hospital different to one in a hospital across the road because it is private. People must wake up and just decide what price this thing must be, which is one of the reasons for this Bill proposing a pricing committee.”

Dlhomo said the NHI would be fully implemented by 2026.