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CMS lifts curatorship of Hosmed Medical Scheme

24 February 2016 Daniel Lehutjo, CMS
Mr Daniel Lehutjo, Acting Chief Executive & Registrar of the CMS.

Mr Daniel Lehutjo, Acting Chief Executive & Registrar of the CMS.

The curatorship of Hosmed Medical Scheme has been uplifted by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria yesterday (22 February) at the request of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), regulator of the medical schemes industry.

According to Mr Daniel Lehutjo, Acting Chief Executive & Registrar of the CMS, “the uplifting of Hosmed’s curatorship follows after the curator dealt with all the governance and salient issues which led to this scheme being placed under curatorship.”

The CMS is the regulator of the medical schemes industry, responsible for enforcing compliance with the Medical Schemes Act 131 of 1998 to ensure that the interests of beneficiaries are prioritised at all times. The Medical Schemes Act empowers the CMS to appoint a curator if there are valid concerns of governance and other failures which are not in the interest of the scheme and beneficiaries.

Hosmed was placed under curatorship on 29 April 2014. Mr Siyabonga Jikwana was appointed as the curator who was tasked to ensure that a new Board, that is fit and proper to run the affairs of the scheme, takes over the reins. He has also appointed a new management team to run the affairs of the scheme.

“CMS thanks Mr Jikwana for his hard work in ensuring that the scheme returns to higher levels of governance and performance,” said Lehutjo.

The court order

The court order can be obtained from the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. The case number is 9151/16.

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