There is a financial and medical care crisis looming with the rollout of National Health Insurance (NHI), discerning industry analysts agree. So Zwelethu Bashman, the new head of international health-care group MSD, is optimistic and naive when he says: "We must make sure there is a clear and viable path for people to gain access to innovative medicines with NHI" (Fox, October 7-13).
The ANC is unable to run local clinics, and state hospitals are in a disgraceful condition. NHI is a huge undertaking, but the ANC simply doesn’t have the wherewithal to accomplish it.
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