Embu governor, bishop urges residents to enroll with NHIF

Embu governor, bishop urges residents to enroll with NHIF

Embu Catholic Diocese Bishop has called on residents to come out in large numbers and enroll with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) in order to access health services.

Speaking at Kyeni Ward in Runyenjes during prayers for the modern reconstructed Consolata Kyeni Mission Hospital Facility, Bishop Paul Kariuki said that through NHIF, residents can ease the burden of holding “harambees” in villages to cater for health bills and walking long distances to seek affordable medical services.

Bishop Kariuki also pointed out that the Catholic Church has taken the initiative to sensitise people on enrolling for NHIF, adding that it complements the government in offering quality and cheap health services.

“For the last three years, the Catholic Church has been sensitising believers on the importance of registering with the scheme for better health services,” he noted.

His sentiments were echoed by Embu Governor Martin Wambora, who said the church has played a great role in complimenting the government on health services.

Wambora also hinted that the Embu County government is striving to see to it that all health facilities within the county are offering quality services.

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Story By Elizabeth Asasha
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