Uhuru launches registration technology to edge fraud in health insurance

President Uhuru Kenyatta follows presentations by various stakeholders during the Health Sector Intergovernmental Forum on Universal Health Coverage in Mombasa County on October 31, 2020. Image: PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday October 31, launched digital registration of the Universal Healthcare Coverage Programme in the County of Mombasa.

The Head of State  called on all Kenyans to register for NHIF and see to it that they remain up to date with their subscriptions.

“This will ensure that the fund has the necessary financial depth required to deliver on its mandate,” Uhuru said.

“We want a Kenya where every person, regardless of their financial status, is able to get quality healthcare anywhere in this country,” he added.

Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe who spoke during the launch saidf the move will help reduce fraudulent cases in health insurance.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, President Uhuru Kenyatta and other ministry of health officials during the national roll out of UHC, biometric registration exercise and a national Malaria campaign.
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The biometric registration of patients will make sure one’s identification is verified patient before receiving treatment.

The CS pointed out that the process will go hand in hand in reducing the expense of maintenance and thusly reduce the cost of treatment in the country.

“We have a new baby in town with teething problems. We expect challenges, but we will be addressing the challenges as they come,” Kagwe said during the official launch.

Kagwe said this system will help patients in remote areas to access treatment from doctors across the nation.

“As we advance to the digitisation of our health sector, it will also prove valuable in cases where we have patients in remote regions requiring treatment. They can simply upload their latest record instantly enabling doctors elsewhere to examine them at their location,” he said.

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