Dr. Charles Koech, the Chief Officer for Public Service Management, Administration, and Devolution, has urged residents of Sigotik in Nessuit ward Njoro Sub county to enroll in the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF). The call aims to alleviate the burden of hefty hospital bills and ensure accessible health services, particularly for rural residents who may face financial constraints.
The plea was made during the burial ceremony of the late Cleophas Kipkoech Yegon, where Dr. Koech represented H.E. Governor Susan Kihika. Dr. Koech emphasized the significance of having all residents covered under the national insurance scheme, highlighting its potential to mitigate the financial strain associated with medical expenses.
Describing the late Cleophas Kipkoech as a dedicated and hardworking youth, Dr. Koech acknowledged him as a role model for many in the community. During the ceremony, he conveyed the county’s support to the bereaved family, offering assistance to cover both burial expenses and hospital bills.
Dr. Koech reiterated Governor Susan Kihika’s unwavering commitment to enhancing healthcare services and other sectors across all wards in the county. The initiatives include the construction and equipping of dispensaries, as well as the distribution of essential medical supplies to health centers, Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) facilities, water projects, infrastructure improvements, and the revitalization of the pyrethrum industry, among other endeavors.
In attendance at the burial ceremony were various notable figures, including area Member of Parliament Hon. Charity Kathambi Chepkwony, members of the clergy, and other community leaders. The collective presence of these leaders underscored the shared commitment to supporting residents during challenging times and promoting the well-being of the community.
The call for NHIF enrollment reflects a broader strategy to enhance healthcare accessibility, reduce financial barriers, and ensure that all residents, regardless of their economic status, can access quality medical services. As the county continues to focus on comprehensive development across various sectors, the emphasis on affordable and inclusive healthcare remains a cornerstone in creating a healthier and more resilient community in Njoro sub-county.