Minet Kenya, the administrator of the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) Medical Scheme has added various medical facilities under the scheme. Among those included are Nairobi Women’s Hospital, Makueni General Referral hospital in Makueni and Mwingi Level 4 Hospital in Kitui.
The Nairobi Women’s Hospital branches of Hurlingham and Adams in Nairobi and the Mombasa and Naivasha branches can now attend to teachers and their dependants for outpatient, inpatient and maternity Services directly. The Makueni and Mwingi facilities will also cover the same services on direct basis.
The move to add the hospitals is in a bid to expand the number of onboarded government facilities under the scheme in different counties across the country. In February, Minet Kenya enlisted Nyeri County Referral hospital, Karatina General hospital and Mt. Kenya hospital as the first government hospitals under the scheme within Nyeri County offering outpatient, inpatient, specialized and dental services on direct access.
Commenting on this, Minet Kenya CEO, Mr. Sammy Muthui acknowledged the importance of a robust healthcare ecosystem for socioeconomic wellbeing. “The current healthcare landscape calls for investment and capacity building to ensure that everyone can access quality medical services, independent of where they live. This includes teachers who are an integral part of our community and key stakeholders of the Teachers’ Medical Scheme.”
In July 2020, Minet enlisted an additional 32 medical service providers under the scheme, bringing the total tally to over 500 medical facilities countrywide. Since then, the company has put in place comprehensive support program for teachers including launching an USSD code for enquiry and introducing the WalimuCare App.
WalimuCare App, downloadable on Google Playstore, where teachers can easily access the scheme’s services. The scheme administrator also committed to covering teachers and their dependants, having laid out initiatives to ensure that teachers have access to prevention, testing and treatment of COVID-19.
The Teacher’s Medical Scheme covers over 1,036,000 lives which includes 332,000 registered teachers and their dependants countrywide.