Health and Child Care Minister Dr. Obadiah Moyo has revealed that the government is making inroads towards establishing the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Dr. Moyo revealed that the government expected the NHIS to have been established by January 2020. Speaking during belated World Health Day commemorations in Harare yesterday, Dr. Moyo said:
We have already started working on the NHIS, our plans are already well advanced. We are working together with the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare.
This has been on the ground for the past 15 years, but we want to make sure that we get the NHIS established so that we can be able to provide universal health coverage.
Dr. Moyo also said that the scheme will be complemented by already existing medical aid societies. He said:
The existing schemes, the medical aid societies will also play a major role and they continue to play major role because they provide cover to people who have the financial capability to access services from higher levels, but we are now looking at the general population.
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