National Health Insurance
NHI pilot projects reveal deep problems
Outreach teams didn’t meet their target of improving infant health and care for pregnant women because there were not enough paediatricians and gynaecologists
National Health Insurance (NHI) is coming, with the NHI Bill handed to parliament on Friday. But a detailed 200-page document on the 11 pilot projects makes for depressing reading.
The report reveals that children identified as needing health care didn’t get it, there were incomplete infrastructure projects, and computers were sent to clinics without access to the internet.