39 More Health Facilities To Offer NHIF Services
Updated on: Jul 25, 2020
In a move to deliver quality, affordable and accessible health care in the county, the department of health is pushing to have 39 more public health facilities accredited by NHIF .
This is in addition to the already 45 previously accredited.
The move has been actualized as a result of partnership between Laikipia county government and NHIF towards attaining universal health care.
We are aiming at certifying that all health facilities within our county are accredited to offer NHIF services, be it a dispensary, a health centre or sub-county hospital. This is a step towards achieving universal health coverage, said Governor Ndiritu Muriithi in a recent media briefing.
The total 84 health facilities will minimize long travels in search of a health facility providing NHIF services. The partnership has further
brought services close to the people as one can update their date with NHIF and especially hospitals of choice at the comfort of their houses by dialing *155#. All are encouraged to update their facilities of choice and avoid complications in time of need.
Laikipia government has fully paid NHIF premiums to the neediest in the county, totaling to 4,523 households. These families were identified out of the social economic status data that was collected by the Community Health Volunteers (CHVs). This will cover an additional 22,615 Laikipians through NHIF at a cost of Ksh. 27 million. The government is requesting the public to ensure timely payment of the premiums whose deadline is usually on 9th of every month.