Moeun Tola, a prominent labor advocate who last week launched his own rights organization, Central, described the health care plan as “a great move by the government” but warned of potential difficulties in carrying it out effectively.
“One question is how would the quality of the NSSF service be,” he said, noting that injured workers routinely received substandard care under the existing NSSF scheme.
“Workers complain that when they show the NSSF card at the hospital, doctors don’t seem to care enough about them,” he said.
“Hospitals also complain that the NSSF is slow to process [payments], so maybe that is a reason” NSSF members receive poor treatment.
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