The government of Kenya through president William Samoei Ruto has started conducting what is seen by many as a radical shift towards offering medical services in the country.
In a statement issued by the president during the Mashujaa day celebration and recorded in the Star newspaper. All kenyans will start receiving top notch services from all government owned medical facilities through a new scheme developed by the Kenya Kwanza government.
The National health insurance fund cards which only served in stipulated hospitals will now be replaced with a Special Social insurance card which will be accepted in all government hospitals countrywide.
The move is set to bring changes in how services are offered to the citizens in government health centers and hospitals. Though the new card will replace the NHIF the details and previous history will be recorded in the new digital card.
The government has also enacted a formula on how civil servants will contribute for the new scheme. Each employee will receive a new deduction equivalent to 2.75 percent of their gross salary for the scheme.
This is a relief to civil servants who were negatively affected by the previous deduction formula as it will take care of ones job group.