Applause The National Health Insurance NHI as it stands premises its entire

Applause the national health insurance nhi as it

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[Applause.] The National Health Insurance, NHI, as it stands, premises its entire existence on the need to level the field of access. It does not seek to improve the existing health facilities and levels of care. The NHI, in its current form will nationalise health care. We cannot allow a piece of legislation that has neither been costed nor effectively planned for destroy the little that we have. The DA will oppose this Bill until it places the patient at the centre of its conception. [Applause.] We trust that the newly appointment Minister Mkhize will begin working on the basics. Some of our health care facilities are death zones. IsiXhosa : Abantu bethu bangena ezibhedlele bekhangela uncedo baphume ngeebhokisi. Eyona nto abantu abayifunayo kukungena ezibhedlele naseziklinikhi bafumane abongikazi noogqirha aboneleyo.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 251 Abantu bakhangela urhulumente oza kuqinisekisa ukuba abantu abadala abafiki ngonyezi, balinde imini yonke baphinde bahambe bengancedwanga. [Kwaqhwatywa.] Mphathiswa nawe Mongameli anisokuze nivume intsapho zenu ziye kufumana uncedo kwizibhedle zethu kuba niyayazi imeko ezikuyo. Nibayekela njani abantu abasonyulileyo baphatheke ngoluhlobo? English: The President should use the opportunity tomorrow to assure the families of the loved ones of the Life Esidimeni tragedy that they will receive their compensation. In addition, the President should ensure that the people who were responsible for the death of hundreds of mentally ill patients are held to account. Those who are guilty, both politicians and officials must be fired. They must be held criminally liable for having played “upuca” with the lives of our people. [Applause.]
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 252 The fact that Qedani Mahlangu is still embraced by the ANC and enjoys a leadership position is an indictment on you and your organisation, Sir. The problems that we face as a country are not insurmountable. They can be resolved, but they require us to go back to the basics of good governance like the DA has in the Western Cape. When we come to this House to talk about the success stories of the DA, we are not bragging, but we are bringing solutions to the table. [Applause.] In the Western Cape, we serve over 75% of the province’s population who rely on public health care, but the outcomes are objectively better than any other province in the country. [Applause.] This is easily confirmed by the fact that we have the highest life expectancy for both men and women. This is because we have used a combination of innovation, political will and commitment to our people. Most critically, since the DA took back Western Cape in 2009, we have invested over R6 billion on infrastructure and maintenance.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 253 This means, we have built new clinics, new hospitals and ambulance stations and upgraded existing ones. This investment has drastically improved patient experience.
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