By: Kaya FM News
As of today, there are 132-million COVID-19 cases around the globe. South Africa has dealt with 1,55-million cases.
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says there are important lessons that should be adopted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Mkhize says one such important principle is to ensure there is universal health coverage.
He was speaking at a webinar alongside regional director of the World health organization Matshidiso Moeti – marking World Health Day.
The theme for the 2021 World Health Day in South Africa is “Towards Fairer and Healthier South Africa”.
Dr Mkhize said: “We must all ensure that we take deliberate and directed efforts to create and sustain a fairer and healthier South Africa especially for the most vulnerable sections of our population such as the elderly, children, the poor , the persons with disabilities and those suffering from chronic diseases”.
Dr Mkhize adds the critical intervention of the National Health Insurance scheme is one that government has prioritized.
The minister says this process will ensure the country is better prepared to dealing with a possible threat in the healthcare system.
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