Uhuru suspends new NHIF rules

In Summary

•President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked the Ministry of health to halt of National Hospital Insurance Fund's new rules.

•The apparent reason for the rules was to recruit new clients to the firm

NHIF head offices in Nairobi.
NHIF head offices in Nairobi.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has suspended the new National Hospital Insurance Fund's rules.

"I direct the ministry of health to immediately halt the recommendations of this proposal to allow further consultation," he said.

The proposal recommended that users will have to pay an upfront one-year subscription at registration.

NHIF's acting head of registration R.O Otom imposed new regulations with punitive measures to deter defaulting in monthly contributions.

 

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