INSURANCE COVER

NHIF to cater for Covid-19 expenses at KNH, Mbagathi

NHIF said it shall not be liable for bills incurred in non MoH designated health facilities.

In Summary

• NHIF to cover those who get admitted to Kenyatta National Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenyatta University Teaching Referral and Research Hospital and Mbagathi County Hospital.

• Others are; county designated facilities and any other facility as may be designated by the ministry.

NHIF headquarters in Nairobi
'CASH COW REVENUE SYSTEM': NHIF headquarters in Nairobi
Image: FILE

NHIF will cater for Coronavirus related costs in government hospitals.

Through a statement, CEO Peter Kamunyo said they shall support all Covid-19 positive members and their declared beneficiaries who get admitted to Ministry of Health designated facilities.

The facilities are; Kenyatta National Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenyatta University Teaching Referral and Research Hospital and Mbagathi County Hospital.

 

Others are; county designated facilities and any other facility as may be designated by the ministry.

"NHIF shall not be liable for bills incurred in non MoH designated health facilities," Kamunyo said.

In March, Kenyan insurers agreed to continue covering the disease after consultations.

"Following engagement with the insurance companies, Commissioner of Insurance Godfrey Kiptum would like to assure the public that the insurers will continue to provide their services to policyholders affected or infected with the virus," the Insurance Regulatory Authority posted on Twitter.

But this was different.

Insurers have been turning away patients despite having hundreds of thousands of shillings still unsent on their medical covers, on grounds that the classification of the Covid-19 disease as a pandemic meant that patients have to pay for their bills.