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Tax causes friction between doctors and government

WINDHOEK, 17 October 2016 - Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Services Andreas Mwoombola. (Photo by: Etuna Shikalepo) NAMPA

WINDHOEK, 08 May 2015 - Ombudsman Advocate John Walters speaks during a press briefing after a meeting with the South African Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela on Friday. (Photo by: Pearl Coetzee) NAMPA

 

 

 

 

 

 
Namibian Association of Medical Aid Funds (NAMAF) this year expressed concern over doctors who do not possess the required valid legal documentation for the maintenance of practice numbers on the PCNS.
“Please note that NAMAF was requested to conduct an audit of all the Practice Code Numbering System (PCNS) filed to ensure compliance with the required legal requirements provisions, scope of practice, practice rules and practice criteria. The audit revealed that 90% of practitioner files do not possess the required valid legal documentation for the maintenance of practice numbers on the PCNS,” said NAMAF’s acting chief executive officer Callie Schafer in a letter dated 9 January 2017 in which he also informed medical practitioners of an increase in the annual renewal fee for practitioners.
The fee increased from N$590 to N$630 and doctors are required to pay it before end of next month or risk having their practice numbers suspended with effect from 30 April 2017.




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