Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Health insurance fund moves to better services to members

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Faraja Jube, Dodoma

The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) plans special health care centres in all its six operation zones in the country, starting with Dodoma Region, in a bid to improve services for its members.

NHIF central zone director Christopher Mapunda, said to start with, the fund is constructing the centre for the central zone at Dodoma near the regional hospital premises. It is estimated to cost Sh5 billion when completed.

Mr Mapunda said the successfully implementation of the Dodoma centre, would allow the fund to replicate the health centre in other five zones.

Currently, NHIF has six zones which are central zone that includes Dodoma, Singida and Morogoro regions; eastern zone that covers Dar es Salaam, Coast, Zanzibar, Mtwara and Lindi regions and the lake zone with Mwanza, Mara and Kagera regions.

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