Ministers claim courts used to thwart private healthcare oversight

Ministers claim courts used to thwart private healthcare oversight

Ministers claim courts used to thwart private healthcare oversight

The ministers of Health and Economic Development hit back at Health Market Inquiry findings blaming the government for “inadequate stewardship” of the private sector and not doing enough to regulate private hospitals, doctors and medical aids. When government tried to regulate the sector, it was dragged to court, ministers Zweli Mkhize and Ebrahim Patel are quoted as saying, in a TimesSelect report.

A Times Select report says that the six-year-long inquiry, run by the Competition Commission, found there was “inadequate stewardship of the private sector with failures that include the department of health not using existing legislated powers to manage the private healthcare market, failing to ensure regular reviews as required by law and failing to hold regulators sufficiently accountable”. Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo, head of the inquiry, complained that laws had not been implemented.

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