The Teacher’s Medical Scheme covers over 1,036,000 lives which include 332,000 registered teachers and their dependants countrywide.
One good thing about being a TSC teacher is that all of them have their medical and that of their loved ones covered under Minet Kenya and are able to visit specifically designated hospitals for treatment. Some can even be airlifted outside the country.
As COVID-19 hit, Kenyan teachers became the first to be assured of their medical expenses being catered for in the event that they contract COVID-19 while at work. No other sector, including within the Ministry of Health has been able to do this.
The number of hospitals in Nyeri County where TSC teachers can visit and get treated courtesy of Minet Kenya has been increased.
The Teacher’s Medical Scheme covers over 1,036,000 lives which include 332,000 registered teachers and their dependants countrywide. In July 2020, Minet enlisted an additional 32 medical service providers under the scheme, bringing the total tally to over 500 medical facilities countrywide.
“The current healthcare infrastructure in the country has necessitated a need to broaden the panel of service providers for easy accessibility of the facilities as well as access to specialized care,” Minet CEO Mr. Sammy Muthui said.
Since the opening of schools amid the pandemic, there have been fewer cases of COVID-19 reported among teachers and learners. Experts had predicted a surge in the number of infections due to the opening of the schools but all has been well so far.