R250m available for Covid-19 vaccine 'no-fault compensation' fund - Mkhize

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Health Minister Zweli Mkhize
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize
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The story: South Africa's Covid-19 vaccine no-fault compensation fund will have R250 million at its disposal to compensate citizens for vaccine-related injuries in its first year.

What we know: Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the figure was based on an estimated caseload of between 800 and 2 000 successful claims. It also includes the provision for administrative costs.

How we know: According to Mkhize's reply to a written response to a parliamentary question from IFP MP Magdalena Duduzile Hlengwa, the types and categories of injuries to be covered would be kept simple and limited to severe harm at the "launch of the programme".

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