Households in Wajir to access free medicare

Wajir Governor Ali Mukhtar (in dark checked shirt) listens to an NHIF official during the launch of biometric registration of the Indigents for Universal Health Coverage, at Leheley Sub County Hospital. [Ali Abdi, Standard]

State health insurer has begun the biometric registration of 21,568 vulnerable households in Wajir County expected to benefit from cash set aside for the poor in society. 

The rollout of the biometric registration by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) in the vast but remote county means the vulnerable will be able to get free medical attention using their insurer's cards. 

Wajir Governor Ali Mukhtar said during the launch at Leheley Sub-County Hospital yesterday that his administration would push to have all 107,840 poor households registered.