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Will the rich, high-income earners jump queue for Covid-19 vaccines? Medical scheme administrator on vaccine roll-out

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by January 12, 2021 Financial News

With South Africa in the eye of the Covid-19 storm, the pressure is on government to secure vaccines for mass vaccination – and fast. Earlier this week, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the roll out of vaccines would be in 3 phases, starting with health workers and moving on to people in crowded conditions, including prisons. So where do the individuals on private medical schemes fit in to this schedule? We spoke to Dr Lungi Nyathi, Managing Executive for Clinical risk and Advisory at Medscheme – part of the Afrocentric Group which has about 15 schemes and 4m people in its net – for what the private sector is doing to assist with vaccine procurement. …

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Author: BizNews The Daily Insider

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