NHIF Biometric expert explains the process to Governor Wangamati, source files.
Speaking during the launch at Ndengelwa dispensary, Wangamati said transformation of Health services is part of his main agenda.
"I promised to avail free NHIF cards to residents of Bungoma and this marks the beginning," he said.
His sentiments were reiterated by Bungoma county Chief executive officer for Health Anthony Walela who assured residents that Bungoma county has made tremendous reforms in the health sector.
"We no longer have issues to do with lack of drugs in our facilities as it was before we took office," he said.
Chief Officer for health Patrick Wandili pointed out lack of medical insurance has contributed to poverty in Bungoma county and with NHIF, it will be a thing of the past.
"Since medication is expensive, our people have been selling land to cater for bills hence remaining poor, NHIF will now bear this burden," he said.
The program is being implemented as a fruit of good working relationship between the County government of Bungoma and National Hospital Insurance Fund.
It targets 34,000 vulnerable people from Bungoma county, this also includes the aged and persons living with disability.
In attendance were Bungoma Deputy Governor Prof Charles Kibanani Ngome, Roads CECM Collins Mukhongo, Bungoma county director for health Johnson Akatu and Valentine Morogo from NHIF.
The program also supports universal health coverage under president Uhuru Kenyatta's Big four agenda.
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