By COUNTY DIARY.
Kitui Governor HE Charity Ngilu has today 29th November 2021 intervened and saved a little girl from Mutha who was detained at Mutomo Mission Hospital for two weeks over unpaid medical bill running into thousands of shillings.
When the TCD highlighted the story, narrating how her destitute family and friends where struggling to raise funds to settle the bill, the matter touched the benevolent Governor Ngilu who prevailed over the staff to clear the remaining balance.
After being detained at the hospital for two weeks the little angel developed some breathing problems where she was referred to Ikutha Level four for specialist treatment under the advice of the Medical Officers.
The girl is recuperating at Ikutha Level four, speaking during the event, the Chief Officer in the office of the Governor Mr GK Zakayo urged kitui residents to enrol for NHIF coverage which was launched by the governor few weeks ago.
Kitui county Government is paying 3K for each family and the family to pay 3k for NHIF Coverage.
All Kenyans will be compelled to be paying members of the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) with employers topping up contributions of those who pay less than Sh500 monthly.
Members of Parliament approved changes to the NHIF Act, which now makes it compulsory for every Kenyan above 18 years to contribute to the fund which usually pays for inpatient hospital bills at approved facilities, the TCD REPORTS.
The government-backed National Hospital Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill will see all adults compelled to pay Sh500 monthly or Sh6,000 annually in a remodelled Universal Health Coverage (UHC) scheme for outpatient and inpatient services, including maternity, dialysis, cancer treatment and surgery.