Civil servants protest NHIF cover

PHOTO | FILE The entrance to the National Hospital Insurance Fund building. Civil servants have opposed a move by the Fund to reduce their insurance cover, a move that has seen some providers withdraw services.

What you need to know:

  • Union calls on government to prevail upon service provider to terminate new scheme
  • Documents acquired by the Sunday Nation show that the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), which covers civil servants and employees of the disciplined forces under the scheme, altered their contracts, thereby exposing unsuspecting members.

The Sh7 billion medical scheme for civil servants is in jeopardy after private and faith-based hospitals said they will not treat the close to 231,000 members and their families in an emerging dispute over new contracts.


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