Parliament’s portfolio committee on health will only consider how to manage the vast volume of written submissions it has received in response to the NHI bill in February.
“Thanks to the biggest antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programme in the world, SA’s life expectancy has increased by double figures within a decade,” Editorial Comment, Sunday Independent (1 December 2019).
Discovery CEO Jonathan Broomberg has been appointed to lead a new business unit that will hold the group’s global Vitality health businesses. Vitality, which is now the world’s biggest wellness behavioural programme, has garnered more than 20-m clients across the globe and contributed R3.6-bn to Discovery’s total gross income of R58.8-bn for the year ended June.
Trade union Solidarity is threatening to take the fight against the NHI Bill all the way to the Constitutional Court, said Morné Malan, a strategic specialist at Solidarity.