09 March 2020 - NW112
Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Health
(1)What is the total number of (a) medical schemes in the Republic and (b) members in the specified medical schemes; (2) what is the total number of staff members currently working at each of these medical schemes; (3) whether he will make a statement on the matter?
1. (a) The number of registered medical schemes was 76 as at Quarter 3 of 2019 (compared to 79 as at December 2018);
(b) (i) The 2019 numbers have not been audited and will only be available on 1st April 2020;
(ii) As at Quarter 3 of 2019 the number of principal members was 4 067 003 (compared to the audited number of 4 039 705 at December 2018);
(iii) As at Quarter 3 of 2019 the number of beneficiaries including dependents was 8 954 814 (compared to the audited number of 8 916 695 at December 2018);
2. The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) is currently not collecting this information routinely;
3. Yes I am willing to make a statement on the matter.