The Ugandan Parliamentary Health Committee has visited Kitui County Referral Hospital (KCRH) to benchmark on the operation of Kitui County Health Insurance Cover (KCHIC).
Addressing members of the press the chair of the Health Committee Dr Micheal Bukenya, said his team is in Kenya and precisely in Kitui to find out how the health insurance scheme operates.
‘We are here to find out how health insurance scheme operates, because in Uganda we are in process of establishing a health insurance cover for our people. We came to Kitui because we know that Governor Ngilu is passionate about health issues right from the Ngilu bill and other bills related to health,’’ Dr Bukenya said.
Speaking on behalf of the County Director of Health, Dr Grace Rabut reiterated that KCHIC is the brainchild of Governor Charity Ngilu, which aims at ensuring that all residents living in Kitui can access quality and affordable health care.
‘’Kitui County Health Insurance Cover aims at providing quality, accessible and affordable health care services to more than 250,000 households living in Kitui County,’’ said Dr Rabut.
The delegation later toured the various departments at Kitui County Referral hospital, lead by the Medical Superintendent Dr Virgnia Muviku. During the tour the team visited the Renal department, Amenity ward, the CT-Scan section among other departments in the hospital.
Dr Virginia added that the team was impressed and pledged once they return to Uganda they will implement what they have learnt in Kitui.
“The team is impressed on what we are doing, they are actual happy that the hospital is very clean and the services offered to citizens are incomparable and the team has promised to go and implement what they have learnt in Kitui in their country,’’ said Dr Virgania.
Speaking shortly after the tour, Mr Wilton Owori, who work with the Uganda National Social Security Fund and part of the delegation team, thanked the people of Kitui and the leadership of the county and especially Governor Ngilu for the great leadership skills that she has given to the people and great work done at the facility.