Mwale hospital enrolls low-income households into free NHIF programme

By K24Tv Team On Sun, 29 Dec, 2019 20:35 | < 1 min read
Local residents enroll for fully-sponsored NHIF programme at Hamptons Hospital in Butere. PHOTO | COURTESY

Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC) on Friday enrolled 625 low-income householdS into fully- sponsored National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) program at Hamptons Hospital.

Local residents flocked the exercise that targeted low-income households in Lunza sub-location of Marama West Ward in Butere Sub County, Kakamega County.

The event which was part of the annual Christmas Day party for the community extended into twilight hours as residents celebrated.

Two more corporate sponsors KE International LLC, a US-based engineering and infrastructure firm, and Coppe Healthcare Solutions committed to sponsor 8,000 low-income families in Kakamega County for the Sh500 NHIF premium per family per month for five years.

The new commitments by new sponsors pushes the total number of commitments received to 13,000 in the December.

Hamptons Hospital and its sponsors are targeting 150,000 low-income households for full NHIF sponsorship in Kakamega County by end of 2020.

The residents with NHIF cards will receive medical services at the Hamptons Hospital without paying extra charges.

MMTC team is scheduled to attend 8 sponsors’ events in the United States, Davos in Switzerland and Tokyo, Japan in the first quarter of 2020 to guarantee full sponsorship commitments to the 150,000 low income households out of a total of 450,000 households in Kakamega County.

The next enrollment exercise of fully-sponsored NHIF low-income families will be held at Ituti sub-location of Marama West Ward in Butere in January 2020.

The entire 5,000 bed Hamptons Hospital will be completed in December 2020.

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