Union to fight new NHIF rates
30 March 2012, 10:27
Nairobi - Daily Nation reports that the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) has vowed to challenge a court ruling that gave the green light to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to implement a proposed universal medical scheme.
In a ruling made on Wednesday, High Court judge Mohamed Warsame allowed NHIF to implement the progressive rate system that will see workers who earn higher salaries contribute more to the fund.
Francis Atwoli, secretary-general of COTU issued a statement saying the organisation welcomed the court ruling, citing respect for the independence of the Judiciary, but vowed to block implementation of the scheme.
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