The county government of Meru has launched a door to door campaign meant to enlist county residents as members of the National Hospital Insurance Fund.
Area governor Kiraitu Murungi is making a passionate appeal to residents to take up the medical insurance cover saying it reduces financial burdens for families when they fall sick.
The Governor who was speaking during an induction of hospital management boards in Meru town, has also urged health facilities in the county to work closely with NHIF to recruit county residents.
The county will sponsor half of the required health insurance while residents foot the rest.
Kiraitu announced his administrations intention to upgrade Meru Level Five Hospital into a Level Six facility in what he says will ensure that the hospital has all available services as a referral facility.