MP Wamalwa wants review of NHIF to boost efficacy

Kiminini MP Dr. Chris Wamalwa has called for streamlining of the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to ensure it’s cost effective and efficient in the delivery of services to all Kenyans irrespective of their social classes.

Speaking in Kitale, Dr. Wamalwa observed that the kitty has not yet achieved its intended goal of ensuring every Kenyan has access to affordable health services since it has been hijacked by some cartels out to make riches.

“We commend NHIF for improvements but I think we as legislators should come up with new regulations that will make the service more affordable to reach out to every Kenyan,” he addressed a teachers and chiefs gathering at Kitale school.

He noted that health is very critical for the country’s economic growth hence it is very important that the country’s national health insurance service is free from loopholes which render it ineffective to Citizens.

The legislator also lauded the initiative by the national government to establish the National Management System (NIIMS) saying it will go along away in guaranteeing quality service delivery to each Kenyan.

“This database is very crucial for the government in its planning unlike in the past where there was no clear data while most of the information that government relied on to deliver service was ambiguous,” said Dr. Wamalwa.