Discovery Health is to seek clarity from the courts on the interpretation by the Road Accident Fund (RAF) of the Constitutional Court ruling dismissing the RAF’s application for leave to appeal a High Court judgment that ruled unlawful its directive not to make payments to medical aid scheme claimants.

According to a Moneyweb report, Discovery Health CEO Dr Ryan Noach said yesterday it noted the statement issued by the RAF at the weekend and, as guided by counsel, it has ‘an entirely different understanding of this Constitutional Court ruling’.

‘Discovery Health will unfortunately have to turn to the courts for the necessary clarity and chooses not to argue the matter further in the media,’ he said.

This follows RAF claims that the RAF is not in contempt of a High Court judgment on an application by Discovery Health because it has amended its directive on payments to medical aid scheme claimants.

RAF CEO Collins Letsoalo at the weekend also accused Noach of issuing a misleading statement in response to last week’s Constitutional Court ruling.

Full Moneyweb report