Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Hon. Nakhumicha visited Lugulu Mission Hospital in Bungoma County to ensure implementation of Universal Health Coverage. This is one of the oldest faith-based facilities that has been operational for over 100 years.

She reiterated the significance of the Social Health Insurance Act, 2023 which paves way for planned reforms in health financing which will benefit low class patients who frequent Lugulu Mission Hospital seeking medical services.

The Health CS Nakhumicha S. Wafula also made a decisive move to address Lugulu Mission Hospital’s financial woes, initiating her health reform agenda. During her visit to the century-old institution, she highlighted the significance of the Social Health Insurance Act, aiming to aid low-income patients.

The Cabinet Secretary also confirmed that Sh3.4 Million of the Sh11 million which NHIF owed the facility has been disbursed.

The hospital, owed 10 million shillings by NHIF, received 3.4 million with the promise of settling the remaining balance.

Hon. Nakhumicha’s intervention will help pay staff salaries.

 She praised Community Health Promoters and emphasized the broader impact of primary care networks.

Lugulu Mission Hospital offers curative, preventive, and rehabilitative services are offered.  These services are offered at the Out-patient, In-patient department, Outreaches, Laboratory, HIV/AIDS Project, Theatre, Maternity, X-ray services, Ultra-sound services, MCH services Physiotherapy service, Dental, Eye Clinic among others.

Hon. Nakhumicha was accompanied by Bungoma Senator David Wakoli Catharine Wambilianga Bungoma Women Representative and the Webuye East MP Martin Wanyonyi.