Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri has lashed out at the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) board for coming up with new regulations that he terms as ‘unfriendly’ to the common citizen.
According to the MP, the regulation to have NHIF limited to cater for only 5 children in a family besides Kenyans paying in advance is uncalled for and should be revisited before it is implemented.
The vocal Nakuru Jubilee legislator noted that the move is meant to harm the common citizens.
He said as Members of Parliament, they will not allow such regulations to be implemented by NHIF.
“We have a very big problem in our health sector and recently we have seen the new NHIF regulations which to me are out to harm the common citizen. As MPs we shall not allow such,” said Ngunjiri.
The MP was speaking on Monday at Kiamaina secondary school when he officially launched free eye medical clinic exercise.
The one week exercise is being carried by Rotary Club of Nairobi Utumishi, and VOSH USA in conjunction with Hands of Mercy Ngunjiri Foundation.
Locals will have the opportunity to undergo free check-ups on minor eye conditions, check-ups and medication as well as receive eyeglasses to those in need.
According to the MP, despite the government putting in place several mechanisms on healthcare matters, there is still more to be addressed in ensuring universal healthcare.
“I have just launched the exercise which shall be undertaken in all the wards in this sub-county. We are trying to assist our people on matters health. The foreign doctors are in the process of setting up a health facility in Bahati to ease their work,” said Ngunjiri.