Mutahi Kagwe Now Claims That Covid-19 Has Overwhelmed NHIF Services.

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  • Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has said that The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) will no longer provide health services to Covid-19 victims.
  • While giving the Coronavirus updates today at the ministry of health, Kagwe stated that the national insurance has reached limit and it can no longer cater for these victims.
  • This implies that those who test positive will have to find other avenues for treatment.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has said that The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) will no longer provide health services to Covid-19 victims.

While giving the Coronavirus updates today at the ministry of health, Kagwe stated that the national insurance has reached limit and it can no longer cater for these victims. The announcement comes amid Kenya reporting surging cases of Covid-19 in the country.

Today alone, Kenya recorded 1,216 positive  cases  from a sample of 6,816 people tested in the last 24 hours. This now brings the total tally in the country to 65,804. Today’s positivity rate was 17.84% way above the recommended 15%. A total of 26 victims died in the last 24 hours, which is the highest death recorded in a day since the pandemic began.

The total deaths in Kenya due to the Covid-19 pandemic now stands at 1,289. 57 patients are in critical condition with 18 on oxygen.

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According to the ministry of health, many coronavirus are resorting to the national health insurance fund to access treatment. However, the cabinet secretary said that it will not be tenable to use NHIF for that pandemic. This implies that those who test positive will have to find other avenues for treatment.

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