June 13, 2024
NHIF Is Still Active - Ministry of Health Confirms As SHIF Roll-Out Kicks Off

NHIF Is Still Active – Ministry of Health Confirms As SHIF Roll-Out Kicks Off

The Ministry of Health has announced that the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) is still active and in use.

This, they said, remains true even as the government works out the details for implementing the Social Health Insurance Fund (SHIF).

Public Health PS Mary Muthoni urged Kenyans to be patient as the government works on a new health plan.

“Some Kenyans have for long suffered with NHIF and that is why President William Ruto passed this scheme to help the ordinary Kenyan without a job or with a limited income access better healthcare,” the PS said.

Muthoni, speaking after a church service in Gichugu, Kirinya county on Sunday, stated that the Social Health Insurance scheme will benefit the public more.

“The public will be able to access health facilities without discrimination and the fund will also cater for all Kenyans down to the bottom of the pyramid,” she noted.

The government is transitioning from the NHIF to the new Social Health SHIF, which became effective after President William Ruto signed three crucial health Bills recently.

In early March, President Ruto announced that Kenyans who are already enrolled in the NHIF will have to register again to receive benefits under the new universal healthcare program.

He stated that the Ministry of Health, led by Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha, will soon launch a nationwide registration drive for Kenyans to enroll.

Ruto went on to say that the new registration system will ensure that no Kenyan is denied access to the benefits that will be implemented as part of the retooled public healthcare system based on the Universal Healthcare Care pillar.

“We are going to implement universal health coverage. The ministry will announce how you can register again,” President Ruto stated.

“We will make sure that Kenyans who seek health care are registered and able to access medical care.”

NHIF Is Still Active – Ministry of Health Confirms As SHIF Roll-Out Kicks Off

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