Luiz Kipkoech Patrick October 5, 2018
ROLL OUT OF MASSIVE COUNTYWIDE NHIF REGISTRATION
The County Government of Nandi in partnership with The National Health Insurance Fund is spearheading a massive registration of residents into the Universal Health Care (UHC).
Speaking in her office during a meeting with NHIF Regional Manager Valentine Morogo, Kapsabet Branch Manager Hussein Dore, The County Executive Member for Health and Sanitation Ruth Koech, said that the County is partnering with Pharm Access Foundation, which is a leading non-profit international organization for technical assistance to establish a digital health platform countrywide.
The CEC also reiterated that the partnership includes the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to ensure the success of UHC that is currently being piloted in four counties of Kisumu, Machakos, Isiolo and Nyeri.
“The County aims to use the digital platform that includes M-TIBA, a mobile health wallet that aids registering new and old members to the system in a cost effective and transparent way,” she added.
Ruth also mentioned that as part of the National Government’s Agenda Four delivery, the county is working towards providing all its citizens with quality and affordable healthcare by the year 2022.
At least 400,000 households are targeted by the end of the year in the county under the pilot program.The exercise will involve more than 500 community health volunteers and youth drawn from within the county.