Unions demand talks on NHIF rates

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  • Trade Union Congress (TUC) Chairman Tom Odege said it would be useless for the fund to force poor Kenyans to bankroll a project whose success is not guaranteed.
  • Mr Odege lamented that NHIF had sidelined civil servants, who are the major stakeholders in the fund. “Civil servants are not represented in NHIF and this is unacceptable. We want them to have representation so they can have a say in the management of the fund,” he added.
  • This week, NHIF published a list of 1,100 hospitals where Kenyans can access medical services under the new universal health care programme.

Two trade unions want the National Hospital Insurance Fund to immediately initiate dialogue with stakeholders over its new rates.

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