Mpumalanga SACP prepares mass action in favour of NHI

Mpumalanga SACP prepares mass action in favour of NHI
IMPORTANT: The SACP it will march to the Mpumalanga Government Complex to highlight the importance of NHI. PICTURE BY 013NEWS/ZK.

The party said the inequalities created in health is so unconstitutional.

The SACP in the Mpumalanga province is preparing mass action to the offices of the provincial government in Mbombela.

The march will highlight the “primary importance” of the national health insurance, communist spokesman Lesetja Dikgale said on Wednesday.

He said it was the “experts or specialists” who are so “costly” and “make it difficult for the poor to access quality and affordable healthcare”.

“It is constitutionally wrong,” Dikgale said, “because constitutionally that right is guaranteed”. So we want to highlight that and insist that the minister implements NHI immediately because we believe health doesn’t wait and a healthy nation is a working nation and a working nation is a happy nation”.

The NHI will allow anybody to go to any healthcare facility – private or public – and the costs will be paid for by government.

Dikgale said they will “highlight the primary importance” of NHI and they will march to the government complex in Riverside, Mbonbela 28 February 2019.

(edited by MLM)

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