The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, stated how he was very much in favor of fixing the hurdles faced by women when looking to access good-quality healthcare facilities, also including reproductive rights.
When speaking to hundreds of individuals on Friday, at Vryburg in the North West in honor of National Women’s Day proceedings, Ramaphosa stated how the government of South Africa would make sure that the upcoming National Health Insurance focused on women as its chief beneficiaries.
“We are going to ensure that women and girls are direct beneficiaries of the National Health Insurance once it is implemented,” he said.
The cabinet only recently agreed to the idea of a National Health Insurance and sent it to the Parliament so as to begin the legislative process, hence it hasn’t yet been put into action. However, President Ramaphosa already feels it to be promising.
He stated how the needs of women need to be given utmost priority through the health system.
When the addressing the attendees of the event, he stated how all of the people’s concerns regarding good quality healthcare will be dealt with.
Under the National Health Insurance, citizens, permanent residents, refugees, inmates, designated foreign nationals and all children of South Africa will have access to basic healthcare.
Ramaphosa stated how this is a step towards ensuring women have many opportunities open to them in the future.
He also gave the women of South Africa his word on how the govt. would fix the setbacks in the country’s law which prevents women from being owners to property, as he considers it wrong that females are denied the right to be owners to property because of cultural practices.