Thank you very much, hon Chair, and thank you for the question from the hon member. First and foremost, the introduction of the National Health Insurance system is at a pilot stage. We have announced through the Minister the 10 pilot sites plus one in Kwazulu-Natal. That is why there is a specific grant to ensure that we introduce the NHI system in a systematic and sustainable manner.
The Minister of Finance also indicated, in agreement with our plans, that the National Health Insurance system and its budgeting system would happen over time. So, it will be an integrated budget as the introduction of the system matures.
I just also want to indicate that the spending against the NHI is low currently, because we have also been negotiating with general practitioners so that they also contribute towards services, especially in clinics, through sessional posts. The negotiations are at an advanced stage, and we will certainly be spending the allocated funds.
We have also been assisting hospitals to improve revenue collection. I am happy to announce that as far as the Charlotte Maxeke hospital is concerned, this intervention has enabled us to collect around R37 million in the first six months. We will be extending this intervention to other hospitals, which include the Steve Biko, the George Mukhari and other hospitals. I thank you.
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