Health initiative to benefit Dar residents

Friday January 11 2019

Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, Mr Paul

Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, Mr Paul Makonda speaking during a press conference.  

By Nasra Abdallah @TheCitizenTz

Dar es Salaam. Residents of Dar es Salaam Region will now be required to pay a total of Sh150,000, and be enrolled with the Community Health Fund (CHF) that will cater for treatment of six members of a single family.

All this is thanks to an initiative by the regional authorities and the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF).

The Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, Mr Paul Makonda, said in the city yesterday that the Sh150,000 covers two parents and their four children. People who are not part of a family yet will be required to pay Sh40,000 each.

Speaking to the press today, RC Makonda said the insurance card will have a validity of one year, and registration starts on January 13.

“Registrations will be done at the offices of local government authorities. So far, a total of 1,090 denizens have already been enrolled for the service… The amount allows one to receive treatment for a period of one year,” he said.

The CHF acting fund manager, Mr Nicholas Mwangomo, said the cards become valid two weeks after the day of registration.