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Medical schemes face ‘sustainability challenges’

MEDICAL schemes face “serious sustainability challenges” owing to stagnant membership growth, among other things. This emerged at the release this week of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) annual report for 2019/20.

The council, which lost two chairmen this year to Covid-19 – Dr Clarence Mini in May, then Professor Lungile Pepeta in August – has been racked by staff shortages, internal probes into fraud and corruption, and a constrained budget. In

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