Public servants’ medicare billed huge success
17 January 2012, 09:50
Nairobi – More than 19,000 civil servants have sought
outpatient medical care since a new insurance scheme was launched by the
government on January 1.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of the National Hospital
Insurance Fund (NHIF) Richard Kerich, up to 19,231 of the scheme
beneficiaries had accessed outpatient services with 18 being referred to
“The scheme has taken off smoothly… to us at NHIF it is beyond our
expectations. On the issue of life cover and last expense we have
already made payments for the 11 who died. NHIF makes payments within
24 hours of notification,” he said.
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