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Deputy President William Ruto Asks NHIF to Cover Covid-19 Patients

Deputy President William Ruto wants NHIF to emulate Teachers Service Commission by offering to cover the cost of treatment for covid-19 patients.

Ruto said that it was time that government agencies pulled resources together to provide cover especially for students who are at risk of contracting coronavirus.

“We commend TSC for including COVID 19 insurance cover for its members. NHIF should emulate TSC by extending a similar cover to its members, especially students who are set to resume school. All available resources should be mobilized to enable NHIF to meet this obligation.” said the DP on his social media pages.

On Monday, TSC Boss Nancy Macharia announced that all 337,000 government teachers will receive full medical cover under Teachers Service Commission scheme for COVID-19 related ailments.

“Teachers aged 58 years & above & those with pre-existing conditions should stay at home. As this is a Presidential directive, your employers will not sack you. TSC has negotiated for teachers to be covered for COVID-19 related illnesses,” TSC CEO Nancy Macharia said.

At the same time, TSC took strict measures to protect elderly teachers and those with pre-existing conditions.

On Monday, Teachers Service Commission (TSC) directed teachers aged above 58 years and with pre-existing conditions urged to work from home.

This happened even as the covid-19 second wave have hit hard learning institutions since schools were reopened for Grade 4, Standard 8 and Form 4 learner early last month.

Already, one student from Kakamega county has succumbed to the virus.

The student from Lureko Secondary School in Mumias West Constituency, Kakamega died of Covid-19 related complications.

Confirming the news, Kakamega County Health Executive Dr Collins Matemba told The Standard that the girl developed complications while at home.



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