One in five health-care professionals say National Health Insurance (NHI) is among the factors that have prompted them to take steps towards emigrating, according to a survey released on Wednesday by trade union Solidarity, which is campaigning against the policy.

A further 41.6% of the study respondents said they would take steps to do so if NHI is implemented, highlighting the extent of the negative sentiment confronting the government in some quarters as it embarks on sweeping reforms intended to achieve universal health coverage...

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