Deputy President William Ruto has spoken up against NHIF's decision to not cover Kenyans affected by COVID-19.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Dr Ruto applauded TSC for providing cover to teachers who might be affected by the novel coronavirus.

However, the DP urged NHIF to think about students as cases of Covid-19 continue to surge in learning institutions.

"We commend TSC for including COVID 19 insurance cover for its members. NHIF should emulate TSC by extending a similar cover to its members," Dr Ruto stated.


"... especially students who are set to resume school. All available resources should be mobilized to enable NHIF to meet this obligation," he continued.

The government told Kenyans they will have to foot the bills for COVID-19 in both public and private hospitals.

The Health Ministry stated it is not financially viable for the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to cover the bills for COVID-19 which are expensive.

After this, the Teachers Service Commission on Monday said all 337,000 government-employed tutors will receive full medical cover under the Commission’s medical scheme for coronavirus-related ailments.

MoH estimates released in July reported the cost of managing asymptomatic COVID-19 case at Sh21,300 daily in a public hospital.