Over 2000 elders registered for the Cash Transfer Programme

More than 2000 elderly persons in Cherangany Sub County were on Tuesday registered under the cash transfer program.

The exercise which was led by the area Member of Parliament, Joshua Kuttuny also saw the elderly persons registered with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF).

The MP said the exercise is targeting to register at least 10000 elderly persons with over 70 years in the next two months.

Those who registered earlier will start receiving their stipends from March this year, he said.

He said about 1000 elderly persons have been registered under the cash transfer program in the Sub County since it was started.

The MP said the move to incorporate those registered under the Cash Transfer program into the NHIF scheme will ensure they access affordable healthcare.

Kuttuny said with the emerging life-threatening diseases, the vulnerable face challenges when seeking medication and this has contributed to loss of lives among senior citizens.

The NHIF card according to the MP will help the elderly access medication.

I urge all those who have not registered with the NHIF scheme to do so as it has more benefits, he said.

Source: Kenya News Agency