Mkhize said most South Africans welcomed public health reform which would ensure that everyone had equal access to medical care and “eliminate the current unjust two-tiered system”.
Other speakers echoed the Health Minister’s plea for people to seek healthcare, especially in the light of SA’s HIV and TB epidemics.
Rotary Family Health Day, which takes place once a year in nine African countries along with India and Bangladesh, has led to 2.5-m people receiving 11-m treatments, from immunisations to TB screening, dental work and counselling. SA members of Rotary International, which has about 1.2-m volunteers spread across 200 countries, contributed R30-m in services during the pandemic. Rotary has also given out R20-m in grants, supplied millions of masks and thousands of litres of sanitiser.[BACK TO NEWS]