Sizwe scheme to op­pose cu­ra­tor­ship ap­pli­ca­tion

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FINANCE -

Sizwe Med­i­cal Fund will op­pose the ap­pli­ca­tion by the Reg­is­trar of Med­i­cal Schemes to place the scheme un­der cu­ra­tor­ship, its board says.

Dr Mon­wabisi Gantsho, the reg­is­trar, ap­plied to the South Gaut­eng High Court for a cu­ra­tor­ship or­der this week al­leg­ing that the scheme has been op­er­at­ing an un­reg­is­tered op­tion, has failed to pay in full for pre­scribed min­i­mum ben­e­fits as re­quired by law, and that its of­fi­cers are not fit and proper.

The board says the find­ings of an in­spec­tor ap­pointed by the Reg­is­trar are ei­ther fac­tu­ally or legally un­sus­tain­able and there are no ma­te­rial ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties which jus­tify the need for cu­ra­tor­ship for the scheme that cov­ers 160 000 lives. The mat­ter is likely to be heard next year. – Laura du Preez

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