Government’s push for health reforms was reflected in an allocation
of R8 billion to the national health insurance (NHI) scheme.
allocation will be used to introduce family healthcare teams;
healthcare facilities, medical equipment and hospital systems; and
district-based maternal and child health services.
towards the creation of a new office of standards compliance that will inspect
and certify hospitals.
the general state of government hospitals.
medium-term expenditure framework.
“This is based on the number of people on
treatment (which is expected to increase) from 1.2 million in the current
financial year to 2.6 million by 2013/14,” said Gordhan.
reforms to address imbalances across both the public and private health sectors
and expand health professional training.
being jointly addressed by the Department of Health and the Treasury,” said