Murang’a: The governor introduces Kang’ata Care and promises residents free services at public hospitals.

The registration process for the recipients of the county government’s Kang’ata Care medical insurance program has begun in Murang’a County.

In accordance with the governor’s newly announced policy, 20,000 households would receive free medical care at the county’s public hospitals.

The county and the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) have an agreement that requires the devolved unit to contribute Ksh. 170 million annually.

At the program’s inauguration on Wednesday at the Kigumo Health Center, Governor Kang’ata said the program’s goal was to relieve the burden of paying for medical care on the backs of the most needy.

Grassroots committees made up of administrative officers, church leaders, county government representatives, and local MCA members are in charge of organizing the registration drive.

The panel will determine who in society is most at risk and determine whether they qualify for insurance.

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