BY WILBER MUHWEZI AND FELIX NUWAGABA
The minister of science Innovations and Technology who also doubles as Area Member of Parliament for Sheema North Constituency Hon Dr Elioda Tumwesigye has revealed that 600 million will be spent on community health insurance in four districts of Sheema, Wakiso, Rukungiri and Jinja.
Dr. Elioda acknowledged the need for health insurance as a sign to strengthen live hoods of Ugandans who are unable to cater for their medical bills
Speaking at the launch of the second phase of the project in Sheema District, Dr Elioda said the project aims at covering the whole nation of Uganda but as of now only four districts will benefit and the source of funding is from USAID.
The former Health Minister revealed to our www.mknewslink.com editor that USAID has injected about six hundred million Ugandan shillings in the project in the pilot districts.
The health insurance scheme targets informal groups of Ugandans who do not earn government salary and therefore it targets people in saving and credit societies [SACCO], village saving schemes[Obubokisi] among others.
At the same function over 200 community mobilizes were awarded with certificates after undergoing a one week training as well as bicycles.
The chief guest Ms Joy Batuusa an official from USAID Kampala commended ICOBI for their efforts in running the phase one project that yielded a lot of positive results. She noted that she was sure that the launched second phase would be a success too.