“The business of healthcare”

09 Oct 2019

"The government lacks capacity for effective administration, it is unable to retain doctor skills and appears to turn a blind eye toailing infrastructure or to building new hospitals. It cannot rely on the private sector tosave it.

“What it can and must do, is to use its looming procurement influence to negotiate pricing in its favour. It must, as an imperative, force the participation of the private sector, without consideration for shareholder interest beyond a certain threshold. It must, too, get its own house in order. To add a bad apple to a healthy basket will spread the rot everywhere. Ultimately, if there is no consensus between these opposing factions, our health system is doomed to collapse.”