Council of Governors chairman Wycliffe Oparanya has asked the Ministry of Health to stop the ongoing NHIF registration in counties.
“Stop the ongoing NHIF registration…failure to consult and the lack of transparency in such processes can only breed mistrust and in the long run, prejudices the Counties,” Oparanya said.
In a statement on Tuesday, Oparanya said NHIF registration cannot be done in the counties without consultation.
“Such an important process can only be undertaken once the two levels of government have discussed and agreed on the modalities for delivery of UHC,” he said.
“The NHIF reform process has not been finalised and it requires the involvement of both levels of government. The Multi-Agency Taskforce report is yet to be adopted and disseminated,” he said.
“This report contains significant recommendations that were proposed by County Governments.”
He said that supposing the report is adopted anyway, both levels of government will jointly agree on the roadmap and modes of implementation for the report.
“NHIF cannot proceed to implement any health programs in the Counties without consultation with County Governments,” he said.
“The government has a duty to ensure that it respects functional integrity by consulting with County Governments before proceeding to undertake any health reforms at the County level.”