[LISTEN] Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi responds to questions over NHI process

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has fired back at critics who have protested over the speed at which the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill is being processed.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the ministry said there are those who have sought to cast aspersions on the integrity of the process.

This follows reports about apparent breaches in protocol in the development of the latest version of the Bill, which was submitted to Cabinet’s social development sub-committee.

Motsoaledi joined Karima Brown on her show to respond to this and other questions related to the bill.

It puzzles me. It is true that there were robust discussions between health and treasury. Even on Monday afternoon, I had a meeting with the finance minister and presidency. We meet quite often.

Aaron Motsoaledi, health minister

This is a flagship government programme which has been commissioned by the ruling party as far as 2007.

Aaron Motsoaledi, health minister

It is written, it has been developed over a long time.

Aaron Motsoaledi, health minister

It is not something that is going to be left to chance, it is a huge thing. A seismic shift.

Aaron Motsoaledi, health minister

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