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600 needy residents of Manyatta constituency to benefit from NHIF program

The Ministry of Public Health through Manyatta constituency Member of Parliament Gitonga Mukunji has disbursed 1.8 million shillings National Health Insurance Fund [NHIF]  to 600 beneficiaries from less fortunate families each getting 3,000 to cover for 6 months so that they will be able to access health services.
Manyatta MP Gitonga Mukunji (left) flanked by Health PS Mary Muthoni (in green) during the launch of Manyatta NHIF program issue a cheque to beneficiaries at the  University of Embu.MWINGI TIMES|Brian Musyoka

The funds are to benefit those living with chronic illnesses, victims of boda boda accidents and other less fortunate members of society who have long been underserved by the healthcare system.

Speaking  during the launch of the NHIF program for Manyatta constituency at the University of Embu grounds, Principal Secretary State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards, Ms Mary Muthoni said that the ministry has deployed Community Health Promoters who will walk door to door to ensure that each beneficiary is fully registered.

She stated that the government is committed to strengthening the health system in Kenya through more programmes saying the empowerment of CHPs is a clear indication of the government's commitment to  better health for it's citizens.

The PS urged locals to utilize the health promoters in order to better their lives saying they will be able to address some illnesses.

''We don't want some small illnesses like headache ,coughing .Some cases we are taking to hospital can be addressed by Community Health Promoters,lets utilize them,'' she said.

Further she urged locals to ensure high standards of hygiene during the anticipated El NiƱo phenomena.  

On the other hand, MP Mukunji said that the program will only benefit those who have been vetted  and have qualified for NHIF cards from the categories they are targeting.

Mukunji further urged parents not to hide children who have special needs so that they can benefit from government programs.

''Every year I will ensure I set aside money to support this program. Health for my people is a priority that I cannot run away from,'' Mukunji said.

Others who attended include Mbeere North Member of Parliament Geoffrey  Ruku, Chuka Ingamba Ng'ombe MP Patrick Munene,Githunguri MP Gathoni wa Muchomba and Eala MP Maina Karobia.


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