Deal is struck
The Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) and the National Hospital Insurance Fund Board reached an agreement last week that will see the insurer continue offering services as before. This follows a public outcry over the fund’s decision to limit members’ outpatient visits to only four per year. Cotu Secretary-general Francis Atwoli said the trade union and the insurer had agreed on a number of issues at a meeting with NHIF chief executive officer Geoffrey Mwangi. The Cotu boss also said they would set up a committee that would work closely with the top management of the fund to monitor the insurer’s performance.