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Black health practitioners have accused medical aids of racial profiling
Black health practitioners have accused medical aids of racial profiling
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The highly anticipated report on racism against private health practitioners may have finally been released this week, but the battle is far from over as healthcare practitioners call for the board of the Government Employees Medical Scheme's principal officer, Dr Stan Moloabi, and its board to step down.

On Tuesday, the Council for Medical Scheme's Section 59 investigation panel released its interim report on allegations of racial discrimination by medical schemes, against black, coloured and Indian healthcare practitioners. The report follows the panel's 2019 investigation, stemming from claims made by the private practitioners, who include doctors and other healthcare professionals such as optometrists and physiotherapists.

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