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CS Nakhumicha Pleads With Hospitals To Accept NHIF From Patients

Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha has urged hospitals to attend to patients with National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) as the country prepares to transition to the Social Health Insurance Fund (SHIF).

The CS who appeared before Senators on Wednesday morning said the debt owed by the government to various health facilities will be paid once the National Treasury releases the funds.

“I want to assure facilities that there is no cause and they do not need to disrupt services. Once they have provided services, their claims have been verified and reconciled, they are going to be paid,” Nakhumicha said.

Reports have revealed that patients with NHIF card have been denied services by various hospitals because the government has failed to pay some billions of pending bills.

CS Nakhumicha also confirmed that the National Treasury is this week expected to release Sh8.5 billion to be used for settling of the money owed to hospital facilities.

“I also want to confirm that we have had a delay of the exchequer which has given rise to the many huge bills being experienced across the country. We have received confirmation from the Treasury that the funds will be released this week,” the CS assured Senators.

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