More than 13,000 families in Taita Taveta County stand to profit from free NHIF clinical cover in a move set to grow the reach of Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC).
Today denoted the end of the enrollment practice that will bring more than 40,000 under-served Taita Taveta inhabitants into the NHIF clinical cover, giving them promptly accessible and free access to medical benefits.
The County Government has vowed to set aside more moneys in the next monetary year to increase numbers of those accessing health care high,and also improve the structures of medical clinics in the area.
The NHIF program is in tandem with the National Government’s agenda to achieve the global Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC) index by 2030. The UHC is one of the flagship projects and among the “Big Four” agenda declared a matter of national importance and priority by President Kenyatta in December 2018.
The top objective of UHC is to guarantee that every Kenyan gets quality medical benefits by 2022, with eyes set on accomplishing the worldwide UHC record by 2030.
Under UHC, the National Government is right now at cutting edge phases of setting up and extending Cancer Centers of Excellence (COE) in two public hospitals just as improving infrastructure in referral hospitals.
In Taita Taveta County, Moi County Referral Hospital, Voi, has received funds from the public kitty infused to support its ability to deal with conditions such as chronic cancer.
The achievement of UHC in Kenya won’t just improve the quality and affordability of medical services but additionally help the country’s medical tourism industry in East Africa.