This doctor says your private medical aid is to blame for poor public healthcare

According to Dr Kgosi Letlape, South Africans need to let go of their medical aid schemes, or else the public healthcare system will never improve in the country.

He says the Medical Schemes Act is the detriment of public health and underprivileged patients.

I think it is time all of us become aware. The public healthcare system is not working because there are private medical aid schemes.The division in healthcare is a crime against humanity.

Dr Kgosi Letlape

Letlape says that while provision of healthcare may be separated into private and public, it is the funding of healthcare that needs to be mutual in the country.

The doctor's opinion sparked off many calls and comments from CapeTalk and 702 listeners (including former Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Samuel Shilowa) who shared their views and experiences of South Africa's public healthcare system.

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