The Kitui county governor Charity Ngilu has pointed out that her administration is the pace setter for healthcare in the country.
Speaking on her official social media pages, the NARC party leader said that the county has more medical facilities than any other county in the country. This comes just a day after the governor signed an MOU with the NHIF to actualize the universal healthcare plan in the county.
“Kitui has the highest number of medical facilities by any county in this country, 298 up from 187 when I assumed office. We have recently employed 621 more medical personnel to serve these facilities. Yesterday we signed an MOU with NHIF to provide medical insurance cover to over 100,000 households.” the governor said.
Ngilu further noted that her administration would officially launch the KITUI-UHC (Kitui Universal Healthcare) plan on Friday, October 1.
“We will officially launch the KITUI-UHC this coming Friday so that our people can minimize the out of pocket expenses in meeting medical bills.” Ngilu said.
“My long held dream of Universal healthcare (UHC) is now a reality. Kitui County Government in partnership with NHIF KENYA will provide Health insurance cover to over 100,000 households and today marks an important milestone as we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).” She added