By The COAST Reporter
Mombasa County has launched the MombasaCare Health programme targeting to register 15,000 individuals under Natiobal Health Insurance Fund (NHIF).
Governor Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir, speaking at Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital, says the program aims at ensuring vulnerable residents get access to quality medicare from all the public hospitals in the county.
According to him additional 5,000 individuals will be registered before the end of year to boost the beneficiaries’ numbers to 20,000.
The plans are already in place to ensure the number of beneficiaries continue to grow each year to reach the 100,000 target by 2027.
The governor also launched free medical camps that will see residents get free medical services across the 30 wards in the county.
This is part of his affordable quality healthcare services promised in the manifesto for the people of Mombasa.
Recently, ASN announced that all children below the age of five years will receive free medical care from all the public hospitals.
Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital chief executive officer Iqbal Khandawalla says this is a first one for the county government to do in the entire region.
According to him the program will help financially disadvantaged people to access treatment for diseases such as cancer and heart diseases at no cost.
At the same time, Mombasa County Assembly Speaker Kharub Khatri has asked UDA politicians to stop attacking or criticising the governor saying they should give him time and space to serve the electorates.
He wants the opposition party to let the governor accomplish and implement his agendas without politicking.
According to him the assembly is committed to support the Nassir-led administration as they endeavour to deliver on its manifesto.
Speaking at the governor’s function, the speaker lauded the healthcare initiative as a move that will ensure vulnerable residents receive health services.