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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 inpatient care.

“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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