Workers On Wednesday 24 October
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In last week’s show we looked at the state of the working class and its prospects of survival during the current period. In this week’s show we take a look at the state of public healthcare and how it affects working class people. For several years, many of us have lamented the state of public healthcare. Millions of South Africans who rely on state healthcare facilities often complain about the long waiting time and poor treatment that they receive.
Inequality in healthcare is also well-known, with only those who can afford medical aid schemes and private medical care having access to top-class treatment and care. For over a decade the government has promised to address this with new policy and the National Health Insurance (NHI). But where are we now?
- Kevin Halama – Health & Other Services Personnel Trade Union of South Africa HOSPERSA National Spokesperson
- Louis Reynolds – People’s Health Movement of South Africa