Health Department responds to opposition against NHI

There has been a lot of opposition against the roll out of the National Health Insurance (NHI), a system aimed at providing essential healthcare to all South Africans irrespective of their financial status. Yesterday we spoke to Professor Alex van den Heever, Chair of Social Security Systems Administration and Management studies at Wits School of Governance who says the NHI may turn into another vehicle vulnerable to state capture and will not address the current challenges facing our health system…

GUEST: Dr Nicholas Crisp, a Consultant for the National Health Insurance (NHI), for the Department of Health