ANC promises national health service

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:357
  1. M Curtin

    The Medical Association of South Africa (MASA) is asking to meet the African National Congress (ANC) to discuss the ANC's plans to revolutionise South Africa's health service. The ANC said last month that it would provide a national health service and develop a system of primary health care. Any expansion of private health care would be discouraged.

    Presenting the plan, Ms Cheryl Carolus, a member of the ANC's national executive committee, said that the ANC had a five year programme to establish a comprehensive system of primary care available to everyone and financed within current tax levels. Rural areas in particular would be provided with health clinics. Health care would be free for children under 6; pregnant and nursing mothers; and elderly, disabled, …

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