Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has proposed the integration of National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) with Cash Transfer Program to ensure that all the elderly Kenyans are enlisted.
He said that senior citizens endure many hardships in their quest to access medication citing that if the two are integrated; their process of accessing health services will be eased.
Speaking during a sensitization forum in Gatundu town and Mutomo village where over 2,500 residents registered with the insurance, Kuria decried that only 30 percent of locals had registered for the crucial card.
He said that he will bar access to all government services to his constituents without the card to ensure their compliance.
“I will not allow anybody to access bursaries, government permits or any other service without this card. We want to minimize harambees for ill persons in search of medication and this can only be done if only the card is made universal and accessible by every Kenyan of age,” he said.
Addressing press after the program, the fund CEO Geoffrey Mwangi lauded the initiative saying such forums comes in hand with their sensitization campaigns.
He said that NHIF has accredited almost all hospitals to ensure that even Kenyans at the most grassroot level benefits.
He called on Kenyans to insure their health by registering adding that the card is acceptable in treating almost all types of diseases.