The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eli Katunguka Rwakishaya has called upon members of staff to embrace and join the Staff Medical Insurance Scheme because the benefits are many. The Vice-Chancellor said this while launching the Medical Scheme for staff. This was in response to the revelation from Mr. Richard Keuber Manano, the Director of Human Resource who revealed that out of 938 staff, 526 staff have enrolled.
At its 33rd Meeting held on 24th July 2017, University Council approved the Medical Insurance scheme for Kyambogo University staff to enable the University to provide affordable, accessible, reliable, flexible, equitable, quality and sustainable health services to its staff. The Scheme was approved for all staff employed by the University on permanent and Contract terms. The beneficiaries of the scheme are the members of staff, one registered spouse and up to four biological or legally adopted children aged 21 years and below. The staff are expected to contribute 2% of the monthly Gross salary toward the agreed premium. 526 members of staff have so far enrolled on medical insurance and are now accessing services from International Air Ambulance (IAA) which was the best-evaluated Insurance firm to provide the services. Representatives of KYUASA, KYUSASA and NUEI expressed gratitude to the University Council for approving the Policy and Management for effecting it. All the representatives encouraged all staff to use this Scheme well for them and their families’ benefit.
The Director of Human Resource stressed that the university is looking forward to Quality services delivery. “WetrustIAAwillgiveusthebestquality”saidMr.Manano as he urged the rest of the members to get on board
Herbert Mukooza, the General Manager IAA, remarked that taking care of health needs is their purpose and went on to expound on what makes a health insurance better as Comprehensiveness of the benefit, Limits and having access points; he reminded the members at the launch that IAA has IHK, a hospital they own, 16 clinics and 150 service providers across the country.
He explained that this package will cover staff up to 50 million shillings in a year and 3 million shillings per visit. He encouraged members to use this to check regularly for their health in order to live a healthy life adding that for those giving birth, they have an opportunity to deliver at any hospital of their choice.
In cases of emergency, he encouraged members to contact the Hotlines (0705200448 0r 0752200448) for Ambulance to take the affected person to the hospital. He revealed that the Ambulance has all the ICU services therein.
In his concluding remarks, the Vice Chancellor alluded to the fact that there are people who rarely get sick or have no children or those without spouses. He said these are emerging issues that will be addressed as the Scheme goes on. “It’s also important that those who have some advantage somewhere to support those who are not as advantaged,” he said. To IAA, he said “We expect good services from you, the services to be proud of as we continue working with you. He further said that the university management values this because when staff are well catered for, the productivity also improves. He advised staff members to take up the culture of exercising, “you can walk, run or jump around for a health benefit advising members against getting busy in offices and getting health challenges stressing that exercises help to avoid diseases.
KEY FACTS ABOUT THE SCHEME
- The Scheme was approved for all staff employed by the University on permanent and Contract
- International Air Ambulance (IAA) was the best-evaluated Insurance firm to provide the
- Beneficiaries of the scheme are the members of staff, one registered spouse and up to four biological or legally adopted children aged 21 years and below
- The staff are expected to contribute 2% of the monthly Gross salary toward the agreed premium
- This package will cover staff up to 50 million shillings in a year and 3 million shillings per (Details on page 23)
- IAA has International Hospital Kampala (IHK), a hospital they own, 16 clinics and 150 service providers across the (Details on page 24)
See the medical insurance manual: Medical insurance scheme for KyU