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SIU probe into Medical Schemes regulator ‘almost complete’

The SIU’s probe into the medical schemes regulator is almost complete, Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) registrar Sipho Kabane told Parliament last week (Wednesday 10 November). The SIU began investigating the CMS and key personnel in July 2019 for alleged maladministration, corruption and unlawful conduct by its employees, reports BusinessLIVE.

The CMS is a statutory body charged with overseeing the medical schemes industry and safeguarding its 8.9m beneficiaries. Kabane said the SIU had indicated it expected to finalise its investigation by the end of January.

“The SIU was invited by the CMS to probe officials within the CMS, (and) also to look at the wider industry. When these allegations came to our notice, they involved officials at CMS but also pointed to unethical and corrupt relationships with other key players in the industry,” he told members of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Health.

 

BusinessLIVE article – SIU probe into medical schemes regulator almost complete (Restricted access)

 

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