Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has claimed that Ksh 50 Billion is enough to sustain the Universal Health Care (UHC) programme throughout the country.
Mutua said each of the 47 devolved units needs Ksh1 billion annually for the programme.
Mutua said Machakos county has so far spent a total of between Ksh700 to Ksh800 million to roll out the programme.
Speaking to the media in Mombasa, the Machakos County chief said the program has performed superbly since it was rolled out.
He pointed that the county government has constructed a state of the art cancer centre where patients are treated free of charge.
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“We have a cancer centre to treat patients for free. We do not have to travel abroad to treat cancer patients,” noted the county chief.
The governor is however opposed to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) claiming that it is siphoning the taxpayers’ money.
“National Hospital Insurance Fund must be reformed. UHC is possible should we focus on service delivery,” Mutua said.
He further notes that the country requires an elaborate and transparent health care system where Kenyans will access effective and efficient health services.
On the issue of the COVID-19, Mutua explained that some of the counties have been overwhelmed by the pandemic calling for an urgent redress.
At the same time, the county chief slammed a section of politicians on claims of sparking political tension throughout the country.