Ugandan MPs tour Kitui to study health insurance scheme

Dr Virginia Muviku, Kitui County Referral Hospital's Medical Superintendent, talks to Ugandan MPs, including Dr Michael Bukenya who chairs the country's parliamentary health committee, about the Kitui County Health Insurance Cover. PHOTO | KITAVI MUTUA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The team will visit county-run facilities and hold sessions with health officials and members of the assembly's health committee.
  • So far, the legislators - members of Uganda's parliamentary health committee - have visited Kitui County Referral Hospital, to see how patients under the scheme are served.
  • The MPs were taken through the entire process of enlisting beneficiaries, the overall health budget that makes the scheme work, drugs supplies and patients’ bills, which are cleared by the county government.

Seven MPs from Uganda on Tuesday began a three-day benchmarking tour of Kitui County to study the health insurance scheme.

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