President William Ruto is on a mission to tackle corruption and shake things up in the healthcare sector in Kenya. And how does he plan to do it? Well, he’s turning to technology, my friends!
In a recent roundtable interview, President Ruto emphasized the importance of introducing information technology processes to increase integrity levels at the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA). He’s determined to kick those pesky cartels to the curb! According to Ruto, there are hospitals out there that are just playing monkey business with public money. But fear not, because the President is here to bring in technology and digitize all government services within the next six months. It’s time to bid farewell to the shenanigans and embrace a more efficient and transparent system.
But that’s not all. President Ruto also addressed the challenges faced by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF). He knows that the health sector is in dire need of change, and the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) plan simply cannot wait. In fact, he even delayed his own health plan to sort out the issues at NHIF first. Talk about putting the needs of the people first!
To streamline NHIF, Ruto has taken several measures. He appointed a fresh new board, created two departments in the Ministry of Health, and plans to engage counties in the implementation of UHC. It’s a comprehensive effort to make sure that the fund operates smoothly and effectively.
And let’s not forget about the healthcare workers. President Ruto has heard their concerns loud and clear. He’s determined to address the issues they face and put an end to those pesky strikes that disrupt the healthcare system. He’s had a chat with the CoG health committee to iron out all the problems and ensure that our healthcare heroes are well taken care of.