LETTER: Vaccine saga pointer to NHI
An inquiry should be conducted into what transpired between the government and private health providers about vaccines
SA’s “glacial” vaccination programme is simply a function of the fact that the state wanted to run it, to demonstrate to society how well the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme would work. (“SA’s bungles cost it badly on vaccines (https://www.businesslive.co.za/fm/opinion/editorial/2021-03-25-editorial-sas-bungles-cost-it-badly-on-vaccines/)”, March 25).
Many private health providers chose not to pursue the private procurement of vaccines for fear that this would offend the government and lead to recriminations under the NHI scheme...
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