Covid-19 drives private health sector to the brink

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Hospital corridor. (iStock)
Hospital corridor. (iStock)


A new healthcare framework has been proposed to resuscitate the country’s ailing private healthcare sector, which has been dealt a huge blow by the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus as patient numbers in hospitals and private practices have plummeted.

The framework aims to kill two birds with one stone by keeping private practices afloat and sustaining the unified public-private response to the pandemic that has been envisioned.

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