Gov’t funded Sir Ketumile hospital to charge for services

Clifford Seleka guiding members of the press during a tour of the hospital this week
Clifford Seleka guiding members of the press during a tour of the hospital this week

Now a private institution, Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital (SKMTH) will still get subventions from the government but an ordinary Motswana will not just walk in and ask for health services as they will have to pay.

Clients will have to pay from their pockets, medical aid or on certain instances paid for by the government. Licensed as a private hospital to offer health care services, SKMTH will give access primarily through referrals from both private and public health facilities and medical practitioners.

Briefing the media about the commissioning of SKMTH, board chairperson, Basimane Bogopa said despite that, nobody will be shut out and that everyone will be assisted but not like at a normal hospital.

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