Kenyatta Launches Enhanced Medical Cover in Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched a medical insurance cover for civil servants.

The president directed the Ministry of Health to implement innovative health financing strategies to cater for affordable treatments.

“My Government is dedicated to eliminating this kind of vulnerability, to enable our people to lead productive lives,” the President said while at the Wilson Airport today.

He launched the air and road rescue service for civil servants and members of the disciplined service.

The rescue service will be provided in partnership with the National Hospital Insurance Fund, Kenya Red Cross and AMREF Flying doctors.The president said that the cover is available to civil servants when and whenever they need it.

The President further added that the government was on course in giving quality and affordable health care.

Speaking at the function, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru said the contract for provision of the medical insurance cover between her Ministry and NHIF is renewable on an annual basis and will continuously be improved.