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National health card comes into effect today

Published:Monday | March 3, 2014 | 9:24 AM

The Health Ministry is to begin a phased implementation of the national health card today.



Registration for the card began a month ago and today's implementation is in keeping with the ministry's timetable.



As of today, health facilities, public pharmacies and DrugServ pharmacies will begin accepting the card geared at improving efficiency.



The ministry says the card will be introduced over the next 18-24 months.



According to the Health Ministry, public response has been encouraging with many centres reporting waiting lines for persons wanting to register for the card.



Persons registering are asked to provide their name, correct address and telephone number.



They must also provide their tax registration number and their PATH number where applicable.



Public health facilities, DrugServ pharmacies along with National Health Fund offices and the Ministry of Health have been accepting applications for the card.



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