Teachers’ Medical Scheme to Cover 8,700 Teachers in Kericho

Over 8700 teachers and their dependents will benefit from a medical scheme cover courtesy of Kericho County government in partnership with Minet Kenya, alongside six sub-county hospitals.

Through this arrangement, teachers and their dependents will be able to access both inpatient and outpatient services at Kericho County Referral Hospital, together with Londiani, Kapkatet, Roret, Soin – Sigowet, and Fort Tenan Sub-County hospitals, bringing the total number of medical facilities under the scheme to 570 countrywide.

The official commissioning ceremony held at Kericho County Referral Hospital was presided over by Deputy Governor, Lily Ngok and Minet Kenya CEO, Mr. Sammy Muthui and attended by officials from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET).

Speaking during the event, Ngok lauded the efforts by Minet saying the 8700 teaching fraternity and their dependents will now access quality health services through the engagement.

The Deputy Governor further said that Kericho being the second County in Kenya to actualize this dream, will have tutors access services in a combination of public, private, and faith-based hospitals including Siloam, AIC Litein Cottage, St. Leonard’s, and Greenview Nursing Home.

“Our teachers will further enjoy specialized services in well-equipped departments such as renal unit, CT scan, ICU, Radiology, Surgeries, Orthopaedics, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Specialized Lab Services among others,” said Ngok.

She also said that the future looked bright for Kericho as plans are underway to further devolve the specialized health services to the more than 180 health dispensaries within the County.

“We have qualified human resource capacities in the Country and that is why the Governor himself and his administration get their medical treatment from the Kericho County Referral Hospital where quality and affordable services are offered to all residents,” added Ngok.

On his part, the Minet Kenya Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Sammy Muthui said the move was part of the company’s strategy to increase access and bring medical services closer to teachers.

“Over the last few years, we have expanded the Teachers’ Medical Scheme to 570 medical centres in the country. We will continue to contribute actively to the health sector through our initiatives to promote good health and wellbeing,” added Muthui.

Currently, the teachers’ medical scheme covers Sh. 1.2 million lives which include 345,000 registered teachers and their dependents countrywide.

Scheme members are urged to dial *202*06# to view the list of accredited hospitals in their county and across the country.



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