By: Dishon Amanya
A new health welfare association Together we go (TOWEGO) association is set to be launched in Bungoma County with an aim of helping vulnerable families and those detained in hospitals because of huge hospital bills released.
Speaking to the press in Bungoma town, Nancy Manyonge the director of the association noted that she decided to come up with the association to help patients in clearing huge hospital bills, adding that families have been struggling to pay hospital bills and face unexpected budgets when their loved ones loose lives due to maternal complications, accidents and diseases.
“This association was developed by a group of people as a way of giving back to society. With this association life of Kenyans will be easy and hospital bills settled with ease,” she said.
She noted that Bungoma County has lost many mothers due to maternal complications and families fail to settle hospital bills adding that the main focus is to boost maternal health in the country.
Mrs. Manyonge added that the association which is operating in the entire country has so far registered 1,500 members who have already started benefiting.
“We have so far registered 1,500 in the entire country but the main launch will happen in Mt. Elgon, the association aims at recruiting more members on board,” she noted, adding that families are expected to register with Ksh. 100 and Ksh. 400 monthly subscription.
She added that after five years a client’s card will be out and will be loaded with Ksh. 2,500 every month irrespective of the client’s contribution assuring that the card will be able to sort any hospital bill whenever a member of the family is taken to hospital, in addition the association will also sponsor the family with Ksh. 50,000 for the burial in case the member dies.
“The association is targeting every Kenyan to register with TOWEGO and ensure that their life insurance is covered,” she noted.
Moses Musundi, one of the directors of the association, asked Kenyans to register with the association and get helped when it comes to settling hospital bills.