NDA EXCO SPECIAL MEETING 12 MARCH 2011-
1. The meeting started with prayer by Dr. Kagiso Moloi
2. Attendance: 18
3. Proxy holders: 23 -
Dr. Johann Archer – Congratulates everyone on the success of the NDA.
The fact that we all stood together-
This will not be the end of this type of situations. We must become less dependant on 3rd party payments. In future it will not be worth for Private Practitioners to claim from medical aids. We as Health Care Practitioners need to take responsibility and prepare/ talk to our patients. In all-
We won time – to structure us and get more involved. All the members of NDA must work together.
Dr. Joggie Briedenhann – Thanked everyone for their input in the NMC debacle. But-
• Let us set the guidelines-
• The new members must get involved. The older ones are soon to leave all the committees. (Specially also the HPCNA/ Medical and Dental council. )
• We need regulations. We need to learn the laws that are set out there for us as Health Care Practitioners, and the capability we have.
Our AIM: LOCAL CAPACITY BUILDING !!
5. Request form Gregory Pack that NMC must make a formal apology to Dr. Moloi through the media. It was seconded and the NDA EXCO will see to inform NMC.
6. Elections: Kagiso Moloi said he will stay on as President until AGM in Aug/Sept 2011. Dr.Ruta (secretary) apologised and resigned from NDA EXCO and duties via Dr Moloi.
7. Nominations and voted:
8. Vice president: Johann Archer
9. Additional Member: Pieter Coetzee
10. Secretary : Nelia Landsberg
11. PSEMAS/NAMAF tarriffs: Kagiso said there has been no response from PSEMAS side since the last meeting of the members. They refuse to give the amount (25%) increase. We will make a different approach:
12. There will be members that will get statistics on how the inflation costs for a dental practice ( materials, staff etc.) has increased during a few years. The approach is to show the GNR that it is not worth for a dental practice to claim / sign a contract with them.
13. Dr. A Oelofsen together with Dr. C de Villiers will get the Sub Committee/ info together for further investigation.
14. Closure – no futher motions. Next NDA EXCO meeting will be informed electronically.