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  • TSC announces measures that will save teachers from hefty coronavirus bills

All 337,000 government teachers will receive full medical cover under Teachers Service Commission scheme for COVID-19 related ailments

TSC boss Nancy Macharia stated that on Monday as Covid-19 continues to affect learners and teachers alike.

This is a relief for teachers at a time when many insurance companies have abandoned their clients by refusing to pay for treatment of the virus.

Kenyans battling Covid-19 and are enrolled with NHIF will have to shoulder the burden of treatment as the national insurer will not cater to their treatment.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe and NHIF CEO Peter Kamunyo said it is expensive and unsustained for the NHIF and private insurance firms to foot the bills.

The CS said that the government has come in handy to subsidise and write off treatment costs for poor Kenyans unable to pay their bills.

"It would not have been financially viable for NHIF to finance the treatment of Covid-19 for the current National/Enhanced Medical Scheme members of the Fund, or a National Covid-19 response modelled under UHC, without external financing specific to the reimbursement of the pandemic related expenses, and at specific hospitals," Kagwe said.