UDC’s proposed scheme capitalises on beleaguered healthcare


As the general election year nears, opposition outfit the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has capitalised on the ailing healthcare sector, promising to make quality, affordable healthcare not a privilege, but a right with their proposed National Health Insurance Scheme.

According to UDC president Duma Boko, if they manage to wrestle power from the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in 2024, they will come up with a unique and robust intervention on health.

“We will introduce a national health insurance scheme under which every citizen will have medical aid part contributory for all those in gainful employment and fully covered by the state in the case of others in a manner that is equitable and effective,” he recently revealed.

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