Enroll all secondary school students into NHIF, Uhuru directs
President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to work with Ministry of Health to enroll all the 3 million secondary school students into National Health Insurance Fund with effect January next year.
President Uhuru Kenyatta was speaking at State House, Nairobi when he received the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) 2017 results.
Matiang’i at the same promised that the President’s directive would be executed immediately further indicating that proposals were already in place regarding the same.
In November, the government announced that all students in public schools will have medical cover paid for by the Government.
The Government further announced a 1,999 shillings per child per year allocation under the medical and insurance allocation.
Parents will however not contribute any monies towards this program.
Currently, schools have their own medical and insurance arrangements.
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