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Kenyans relieved as Uhuru launches UHC biometric listing

Calls to overhaul the National Health Insurance Fund(NHIF) and Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) dominated launch of the universal Health Care (UHC) registration.

President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the biometric registration of UHC beneficiaries that will see one million households sponsored by NHIF.

Under UHC,NHIF will cover all illnesses including cancer treatment, and that the cost of patients seeking healthcare services abroad will also be paid by the State health insurer.

It will be mandatory for Kenyans to enroll with NHIF once necessary laws are enacted by parliament in the government's push to increase the fund's financial strength.

Uhuru said the process to overhaul NHIF will be fast tracked to stop pilferage,bolster efficiency and reduce the cost of health.

He directed the attorney general to draft regulations that, once enacted by parliament will see radical reforms in the loss making national health fund.

The president said that the ongoing at NHIF would determine the success of UHC which,he said,had evaded the country for years.

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