Over 14,000 elderly and vulnerable people are set to benefit with National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) biometric registration drive in Baringo County.
While launching the exercise at KANU Office Ground in Kabarnet Town Baringo Central, Chief Officer for Health David Cherop said that the exercise is going to be carried out for one week in all seven Sub Counties and it is part of Big Four Agenda for Universal Health Care coverage that targets vulnerable people in the society.
“This a noble initiative where the government will chip in paying NHIF for the elderly and the vulnerable so that they can enjoy universal health care services.” Cherop said.
Cherop urged all the deserving to register at their respective Sub Counties for them to benefit from the initiative.
He urged all those coming for the registration to adhere to Covid-19 protocols saying that the County is experiencing a surge in infections.
South Rift head of the NHIF team Martin Mbai noted that their mandate is to ensure that the deserving is selected for the program and are biometrically registered.
“The biometric captures all the details of the beneficiaries and they will get health service at the click of the button.” Said the Chief Officer for Health.
County Director of Health Salome Chelimo, applauded the initiative saying that it was going to the benefit the vulnerable people from the County who have been affected by Covid-19.
She asked them to take advantage of the program by seeking medication from the County Health facilities.
Targok Chelulei aged 68 and is also a widow said the initiative is going to help her a big deal since the family will not have to call for fundraisers whenever she needs medical attention.
She added that she has been struggling to raise medical funds after the demise of her husband.
Adapted from KNA.