15,000 Vulnerable Families To Benefit In Phase 1 Of Nyamira’s UHC  

15,000 Vulnerable Families To Benefit In Phase 1 Of Nyamira’s UHC  

More than 15,000 vulnerable households of Nyamira are set to benefit from the county’s first phase of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) programme.

Governor Amos Nyaribo said the county Health department has already dispatched a team which will collaborate with ward and location administrators to identify the needy and deserving residents to be enrolled in the Sh92 million programme.

These will comprise orphans, people living with disabilities, the elderly and other needy persons.

“The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has partnered with the County of Nyamira to implement a Sh92 million UHC  programme in a bid to assist our residents from poor backgrounds who are highly vulnerable to access free health care services from any facility within our county which is accredited by NHIF,” the governor said.

Nyaribo said the 15,000 in the first phase of the programme will represent 20 per cent of the targeted county beneficiaries.

“We shall display names of beneficiaries in all public noticeboards for public scrutiny so that any undeserving name that may have been sneaked in the list is expunged with immediate effect,” he said, adding that the most deserving people must be given priority.

“We are appealing to the team mandated with selecting beneficiaries to ensure they execute their duty with high levels of integrity and transparency,” Nyaribo said in Nyamira while launching the exercise.    

President Uhuru Kenyatta launched UHC three years ago to accommodate poor families in the healthcare system as one of his Big Four Agenda projects.