WATCH: Government launches biometric listing for medical scheme
NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 27 – The government has launched a biometric registration exercise for members of the civil services and disciplined services medical scheme.
In the scheme which will also include their eligible dependants, all of them will be able to benefit from air rescue services, which was formally a preserve of the disciplined services.
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru stated that the scheme will also cover travel and accommodation costs for a person accompanying a member for treatment outside the country.
“My ministry in consultations with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and other stakeholders has continued to review and enhance benefits under the scheme to ensure quality healthcare for the employees and their eligible dependants. A key outcome of this collaboration is the new contract negotiated with NHIF for a period 2015/16 and came into effect on July 1 2015,” she said.
She indicated that under the new contract, drug and substance abuse rehabilitation centres will also be covered.