I Need a Reliable
South Africa’s healthcare system is strewn with inefficiencies and challenges so that it is unable to
deliver decent, reliable primary care to its citizens.
Since the advent of democracy, the South African government may have put strategies and plans in place
to strengthen the public health system, but outcomes are poor and deteriorating.
severe shortage of adequately skilled healthcare workers, failures and corruption in governance and
management that have resulted in cash flow issues has seen to this.
Covid-19 has also done nothing to improve the situation and in fact it has highlighted inadequacies in
the public healthcare sector. If South Africa can’t deliver decent public healthcare, you need to be at
least looking for affordable and reliable hospital plans.
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Hospitals groan at
the impact of diseases
Apart from Covid 19, South Africans have a high incidence of infectious diseases like TB and HIV/Aids.
There is also a rising prevalence of non-communicable diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer,
not to mention the very high numbers of trauma cases.
Apart from Covid-19, when you add in all these ailments, it spells a daunting scenario for hospitals and
clinics in the public sector.
year in South Africa, expenditure on public and private healthcare in the formal sector totalled more than
R400bn. Private healthcare delivery is of a high standard, but the public sector healthcare is riddled with
crime, inefficiencies, being poorly resourced and understaffed.
– Reliable health care for all?
is because of the high cost of private healthcare that so many South Africans are forced to rely on these
kinds of public health services. Now the government is looking to phase in National Health Insurance to try
and ensure that every South African has access to dependable medical care.
the meantime, while South Africans wait gladly or with trepidation for the NHS to arrive, they need to
choose the right medical care for themselves.
Hospital plans have become the most sought after form of reliable medical care you can get, being far
more affordable than medical aid plans. They cover hospital services such as anaesthetist and surgeon fees
and the hospitals have agreed rates with medical aids, with bills being paid in
Hospital plans for
everyone – rich and poor
There was a time when hospital plans were essentially designed for and sought after by
lower-income people and those starting to work for the first time, but these days they are appealing to
financially-strapped South Africans looking for cover when an emergency happens.
of these plans for hospital treatments have set limits on the treatment of major medical expenses in
hospital, so it is important that you are aware of these limits.
hospital plans only cover these expenses up to the Prescribed Minimum Benefits. One thing is for sure, they
are a reliable choice for if you dread what would happen to you in an emergency.
reputable source of affordable healthcare
sure you get your medical aid and hospital plans from a well-established, reputable, reliable registered
medical scheme. Always be aware too that reliable hospital plans generally have less generous benefits
than a more comprehensive medical aid plan.
Medishield has been in operation since 1968, and they are one of the most experienced, reliable medical schemes in South Africa.Their
options offer affordably priced benefits designed to suit your healthcare needs as well as your
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