Public servants have been asked to extend health insurance services to their parents in a bid to achieve universal health care.
Speaking during a Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop by NHIF for National Police Service officers and Kenya Prisons Service officers at Mid Africa Hotel in Kitale to Monday, Trans Nzoia County Commissioner (CC), Samson Ojwang said many people today are spending a lot of money on medical care which is a task supposed to be done by health insurance.
According to Ojwang, fund raising for the sick should be a thing of the past and asked residents to join NHIF or other insurance schemes to reduce the medical expense burden.
“Let’s encourage those not insured to join the health schemes. These people can use this money on other development activities,” he said.
Ojwang also encouraged those insured to ensure they carry out medical checkups yearly for one to evade late diagnosis of diseases.
“NHIF has provisions for medical checkup take advantage of this to detect some conditions in good time,’ he said.
He said that the government is committed to universal health and asked public servants to be good ambassadors of NHIF.
By Pauline Ikanda