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HAITU: NHI will address inequality gap in the health sector

The Health and Allied Workers Indaba Trade Union (HAITU) has welcomed the passing of the National Health Insurance Bill (NHI) by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), saying it will address the inequality gap in the health sector.

The controversial bill, which has received criticism from some quarters proposes universal access to healthcare services in the country.

HAITU has echoed this vision, saying services must be equally accessible to everyone at no cost.

“We do believe that currently as South Africa, the two-tier system is excluding the not-haves and even showing that the haves that they’re able to access specialized and best resources in healthcare,” HAITU’s Lerato Mthunzi said.

-EWN

In other news – Bianca Naidoo leaves late Riky Rick’s mansion in Waterfall

Late South African rapper Riky Rick’s partner Bianca Naidoo has reportedly vacated the lush mansion she rented out with the late muso since 2021.

Riky Rick

A local publication reports that Naidoo has moved out of the lush mansion a year after the death of Riky Rick, who was found dead by suicide in the studio of their rented Waterfall Estate home in Midrand. Read More