Tshilidzi Bethuel Munyai

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Tshilidzi Bethuel Munyai

Appearances

  • National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill: public hearings day 13 14 Jul 2021

    Mr T Munyai (ANC) noted MSD’s query about the benefit designs being unclear. Was it the MSD’s view or assertion that they wanted these benefits to be defined in law, instead of in regulations? Most of the MSD medicines were inaccessible to South Africans, particularly those in the oncology, therapeutic ...
  • National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill: public hearings day 12 13 Jul 2021

    Mr T Munyai (ANC) said that given the lack of support of the single payer, single purchaser system, which came with economies of scale benefits, how would PTG ensure that the country gain benefits for competitive prices of medicines if fragmented purchasing methods were continued. The NHI Bill suggested that ...
  • National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill: public hearings day 11 30 Jun 2021

    Mr T Munyai (ANC) noted that SABMR had raised a concern that there was no indication that bone marrow transplantation would be covered at all by the Fund. Was SABMR aware that benefits would be defined and determined by the Benefits Advisory Committee, as indicated in clause 24 of the ...
  • Vaccine acquisition, roll-out & new Delta variant; with Acting Minister 30 Jun 2021

    Mr T Munyai (ANC) proposed that in that SAPHRA meeting, the Committee have an item about the independence of the regulator based on science, not politics – and the Chairperson asked him to remind him.
  • Vaccine acquisition, roll-out & new Delta variant; with Acting Minister 30 Jun 2021

    Mr T Munyai (ANC) welcomed the report on the current state of vaccines and on the Delta variant. The Committee should adopt that as a very important progress report. There is no doubt that COVID-19 vaccines can provide protection against many dangerous variants, such as Delta. It is very important ...
  • National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill: public hearings day 10 29 Jun 2021

    Mr T Munyai (ANC) asked whether FMF supported health as a public good not as a free-market tradable commodity. Did FMF agree that South Africans should get the health services they needed, per section 27 of the Constitution, keeping in mind that it called on government ‘to take reasonable legislative ...
  • National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill: public hearings day 9 23 Jun 2021

    Mr T Munyai (ANC) asked what wording COHSASA suggests would clarify clause 8(2)(b). COHSASA recommended that health technology assessment needs to be available for scrutiny, and that there should be an appeal mechanism for clause 7(4). Clause 57 states that a Ministerial Advisory Committee on health technology assessment will be ...
  • National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill: public hearings day 9 23 Jun 2021

    Mr T Munyai (ANC) noted that PsySSA suggested that mental health was not given the prominence it deserved in the NHI Bill. Was it aware that mental health was mentioned 11 times in the Bill, including clause 4? It stated that mental health services would be included as part of ...
  • National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill: public hearings day 8 22 Jun 2021

    Mr T Munyai (ANC) asked if it was the view of CHESAI that the Bill should unambiguously state that the goal of National Health Insurance (NHI) was to strengthen, build on and complement the current public health sector and, by implication, leave the private sector alone. On the cost of ...
  • Vaccine procurement & roll-out programme update; Digital Vibes contract investigation 17 Jun 2021

    Mr T Munyai (ANC) asked that the acting minister be allowed to present her report. If the report was not satisfactory, then the Committee could make another determination. The ANC wanted the executive to account to the public. The ANC did not support corruption, and corruption had to be dealt ...