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Health CS Susan Nakhumicha: Boda Boda Riders to Receive Insurance Coverage with Mandatory First Aid Training



Health CS Susan Nakhumicha has announced the provision of insurance coverage for boda boda riders, with the condition that they undergo mandatory First Aid training.

Speaking during a memorial service for the victims of a recent road crash, Nakhumicha emphasized the importance of equipping riders with the necessary skills to provide immediate assistance at accident scenes.

Health CS Susan Nakhumicha

CS Nakhumicha explained that boda boda riders often serve as first responders in such situations, making it crucial for them to possess First Aid knowledge. The training will enable them to effectively respond and provide assistance during accidents. This initiative aims to enhance their ability to provide timely support to accident victims.

In addition to the insurance coverage for boda boda riders, the Ministry of Health is assessing health facilities nationwide to determine their specific equipment needs. Nakhumicha assured the public that the national government will collaborate with County governments to equip these facilities with the necessary instruments to handle emergencies.

Furthermore, the Ministry is dedicated to strengthening the referral system by ensuring an adequate number of ambulances are available for the smooth transfer of patients to suitable healthcare facilities.

To facilitate prompt emergency response, the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has established an emergency contact number, 1199. Nakhumicha urged the public to utilize this number in case of emergencies, ensuring swift access to necessary medical assistance.

Health CS Susan Nakhumicha: Ministry Improving Dedicated Hospitals for Boda Boda Riders

Health CS Susan Nakhumicha

CS Nakhumicha announced that the Ministry of Health is actively working to enhance dedicated hospitals for boda boda riders. She expressed their commitment to promoting health and disease prevention while ensuring quality service for the riders.

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Nakhumicha highlighted that a significant number of boda boda riders have already undergone first aid training. The ministry aims to provide comprehensive healthcare support to meet the specific needs of this group.

In March, the Ministry of Health initiated the process of restructuring the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) into the new National Social Health Insurance Fund (NSHIF). The objective is to enhance the efficiency and transparency of the fund.

Once operationalized, the new scheme will ensure equitable payment for services rendered across all healthcare facilities, regardless of whether they are public, private, or faith-based. This will contribute to a fair and consistent reimbursement system.

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