Workers reject new NHIF rates

What you need to know:

  • Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) secretary-general Francis Atwoli said in a statement that he reads mischief in the minister’s move to increase the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) rates.
  • He added that the NHIF was in dire need of reforms, particularly in the wake of recent allegations of misappropriation of workers’ money through doubtful and non-existent medical facilities.
  • According to Cotu, NHIF lacks capacity in terms of management and medical facilities across the country.

Workers have opposed a government move to raise rates for a public medical scheme, vowing to go on strike to force the Health ministry to rescind the decision.

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