Needy Households In Migori County To Benefit From UHCS

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120,000 needy and less privileged households in Migori county are set to benefit from Universal Health Care Services launched by the county government.

Speaking during the launch, Migori County Commissioner Mr. Meru Mwangi said that, all the Migori Sub Counties will benefit from the scheme noting that, it was one of the Big Four Agendas of the Kenyan Government, as it is being rolled out across the country for the needy and less privileged.

The administrator termed the focus on health as an important aspect of the positive productivity of a country and that he will work closely with the county government to ensure it is a success.

Migori County Secretary for Health Col (Rt) Joseph Nyamita said that they had identified and registered 120,000 indigence from a population of 1.6 Million. However, he noted that 24,000 individuals will be benefiting from the scheme this year while the rest will be incorporated with time.

“Only 24,000 indigence will benefit straight away from the scheme but we will be annually be upgrading the 120,000 to ensure that all of them benefit from the scheme”, stated Nyamita.

He noted that this registered indigence will be able to access health care services in Migori hospitals adding that, 90 percent of Migori hospitals are registered by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and the indigence will benefit from services both at private and public hospitals.

The official also stated that the indigence will be able to access both inpatient and outpatient services across the Migori County Hospitals because every ward had been allocated the beneficiaries that deserved the service.

Migori NHIF Brank Manager Mr. Mark Cheyeng revealed that only 20 percent of the 120,000 indigence will be covered in phase one as their premiers will be covered by the national government.

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