No intention to block report on alleged racial profiling by medical aids - health dept

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Dr. Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Health
Dr. Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Health
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The national Health Department has dismissed claims that Minister Zweli Mkhize has blocked the release of the interim report by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) on alleged racial profiling of health practitioners by medical schemes.

The report is the result of a 2019 probe by the Section 59 Investigation Panel, chaired by advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi. This follows allegations by the National Health Care Professionals Association, that black, coloured and Indian healthcare practitioners were targeted by medical schemes and administrators who withhold funds due to the practitioners after they treat patients, under the guise of alleged fraud or illegal conduct.

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