Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has presented to Parliament the National Health Insurance Bill.

Dr Chilufya says the bill aimed at providing for sound financing of the national health system and universal access to quality insured healthcare services.Dr Chitalu Chilufya
He says the bill is also to provide the national health insurance management authority and provide for its functions and powers.

Dr Chilufya adds that the bill will further provide for the establishment of the national health insurance scheme, and provide for its systems, procedures and operation.

The bill which has since passed first reading has been referred to the committee on health, community development and social services which is required to submit its report on the bill to the house.

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  1. This man is quickly adopting Western style Health Care systems that may not work for Zambian, at least for now, maybe later yes. Why call it universal insured scheme? That’s an oxymoron. Universal Health Care should not be insured. In a country where almost 70% live in poverty, we shouldn’t have any insured health schemes for citizens but only for foreigners. This same man opposed legalized medical marijuana even when his counterpart Home Affairs said it was ok. Some big pharmaceutical companies are giving this man huge brown envelopes. Poor people will never be able to go to hospital because of the costs. It’s going to be very expensive. MPs should read this bill carefully before voting.

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  2. Instead of just telling us that a bill has been presented to parliament, get a copy of the bill and publish it.How do we comment on a bill we haven`t seen. Besides not everyone can ready in that parliament or have time to go to parliament and listen, switch to that boring parliament radio or pay for a copy at government printers. Of what value is this post without going an extra mile into the important part of the news? Get the bill and publish it you lazy [email protected]

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    • Tell this to Lombe (MA). May be he had one to many pulls this morning. Seems to be in love with this marijuana.

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  3. People want jobs and pay tax. And they expect government to provide Free access to health care. How do you introduce health insurance for people with no jobs? Madness!

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  4. When Sata was health minister he had introduced a health scheme for every family. Was any evaluation done of the scheme?

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    • this is the reason why people are scared of this bank account tpin exercise.now people will be playing around with peoples’s accounts whenever they feel like.

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  5. Wonderful! These are the types of policies that advance Human development. Kudos to the Minister and his team

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  6. This is great! Recently we had to borrow money to pay for huge medical bills and drugs for my uncle’s surgery in a private hospital. You only realise how important health insurance is when disaster/illness strikes. Sometimes politics are best left in the gutter and we support such progressive thinking.

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  7. This is a very important step for Zambia and let’s hope the Bill passes quickly, enables appropriate regulations and has a sound implementation plan, and is not only for the civil service. Zambians can afford the low premiums instead of going into poverty when they have to pay when they use care – usually too late. So good for Zambia!

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