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Judiciary launches Shs1.2 billion medical insurance scheme for for entire staff

The Judiciary has launched Shs1.2 billion medical insurance scheme for its staff in the country.

According to Pius Bigirimana, the Permanent Secretary to Judiciary, the medical insurance scheme will benefit all Judiciary staff in the different categories deployed across Uganda.

“More than 2,300 Judiciary staff in categories of Justices, Judges, Registrars, Magistrates and administrative staff will access Medical Insurance from Jubilee Insurance Company, UAP OLD Mutual Insurance and Prudential Assurance.”

He said the move will address the high expenditure associated with medical care for the Judiciary thereby reducing medical treatment costs.

Mr. Bigirimana commended the efforts of the Ag. Commissioner Human Resource, Ms Apophia N. Tumwine as well as other members of the Judiciary Senior Management for ensuring that the medical insurance scheme kicks off.

The Chief Registrar, Sarah Langa Siu, said the Judiciary management was compelled to introduce the medical insurance scheme to respond to health needs of staff because of their nature of work and the prevailing high cost of accessing medical services.

The medical insurance providers commended the Judiciary for being one of the few Government entities for taking a ‘bold step’ by securing the health of its staff.

Speaking on behalf of UAP Old Mutual Insurance, Dr. Miriam Mutero said they are committed to providing excellent services to ensure that the scheme is a success.

Mr. Dan Musiime, from Jubilee Insurance Company commended the Judiciary efforts in providing health insurance for its entire staff.

Mr. Achumile Majija of Prudential Assurance pledged that the firm would offer palliative support as well as a wellness programme, over and above provision of inpatient and outpatient services.

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