NHIF saga confirmed a theatre of the absurd

Tuesday May 8 2012

The NHIF saga is now a confirmed theatre of the absurd. The avalanche of suspensions, reinstatement and maintenance of status quo would be hilarious were they not so grave.

The NHIF Act provides for compulsory medical remittance by teachers, civil servants and other workers.

This Act should now be amended to stop workers’ contributions from falling into the hands of embezzlers.

It’s now clear that personal medical cover is better than pooling resources only to be paid to ghost medical facilities. The fund should now be scrapped.

Meanwhile, all accomplices in the theft should face the full force of the law.