Home > Medical schemes > News 23 March 2010 NHI won't replace private sector Pravin Gordhan, Finance Minister, recently spoke about the introduction of the NHI system, but stressed the need for the private sector to be retained alongside the public system. 0 Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery Private medical schemes can play a positive role in South Africa in the short to medium term, Old Mutual Actuaries said on Wednesday. "The virtues of the Risk Equalisation Fund (REF) for private schemes were extolled in the Budget Review. NEXT ON HEALTH24X Ramaphosa launches anti-corruption forum ‘to protect the NHI Fund’ 2019-10-03 10:12 More: Medical schemesNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Medical Fighting addiction in a pandemic: Is telemedicine the key? Medical Coronavirus morning update: When other grades go back to school; and latest from the Eastern Cape Medical What we learned from Italy's outbreak: About 40% of coronavirus cases in one town were asymptomatic Lifestyle Man’s penis successfully reattached after being cut off for nearly a day Diet and nutrition Milk chocolate, dairy and fatty foods tied to acne in adults Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.