KMET and its partner Pharm Access have embarked on a series of mini launches of the Bima Poa health insurance plan in Kisumu East and Siaya districts.
The launches dubbed Bima Poa Information Days, Kicked off on 15th August in Dophil Maternity and Nursing Home in Siaya District and are bound to continue in five other selected health facilities up to 30th August.
Hundreds of Kisumu residents got education about the health plan during last week’s Bima Poa Information Days held at Godswill Medical Centre in Nyalenda and Nightingale Medical Centre in Kondele where they also accessed selected free medical services.
KMET Founding Executive Director, Monica Oguttu said that the health plan is bridging the gap by targeting a class that has been neglected for long by commercial health insurance plans.
“We want people to access quality health services and ail in dignity that is why we have partnered with the 6 hospitals which have been part of KMET’s Safe Care quality improvement program,” added Mrs Oguttu while addressing Ministry of Health officials at Nightingale Medical Centre.
Bima Poa targets low and middle-income earners in the community to enable them access quality in health services at a yearly premium of Ksh. 8000.
The premium payable in two instalments of Ksh.4000 covers outpatient treatment, maternity and referral services to six or less family members.
The Director expressed gratitude towards the support the ministry of health has been offering KMET in implementing its various projects adding that KMET looks forward to their support in this new product.
“In the spirit of Private Public Partnership, Bima Poa is here to complement the government’s efforts in achieving *millennium development goals number 4, 5 and 6,” she said.
Earlier that day the Bima Poa team trained KMET staff about the product and challenged them to be key ambassadors of the product as charity begins at home.
Present in the two lunches was also Pharm Access Country Director, Mechtild Van Den Homberg who said she was impressed by the roll out of the health plan.
* Millenium development goals 4, 5, 6 include:
- To reduce child mortality
- To improve maternal health;
- To combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases;