Support National Health Insurance Bill - Dr Kaseba
meaning Zambians should embrace and support the proposed National Health Insurance Bill because it will help improve the provision of health services, says former First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba. Dr Kaseba said that once enacted into law, the bill would help improve the provision of health services in Zambia. She said that the National Health Insurance Bill was a welcome development and that the public should not criticise it. “If you go to health facilities, most of them are charging and even in public hospitals, some services are paid for and it is not always that you will have money when you fall sick because maybe you are paying for other responsibilities. If you are able to pay a little something for your health, that should give you more peace,” said Dr Kaseba. Dr Kaseba however observed that there was need for more sensitisation on the contents to help the public understand its benefits and what the Bill entails. She noted that people could have been opposing the Bill because it was too sudden and many people were not consulted. Dr Kaseba, a respected Physician, Surgeon and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, said that all well-meaning Zambians should embrace and support the proposed National Health Insurance Bill.