Ugandan dance hall musician Vampino has asked parliament to quickly pass the national health Insurance bill into law saying this is the only way Ugandans will access better health services.
Uganda will soon follow other African countries that have passed
similar legislations into law. The proposed plan will have the scheme
financed by 4 percent monthly contributions from an employee’s
earnings, with the employer contributing an additional 4 percent.
While Uganda is in the formative stages of enacting legislation on
health insurance, Israel enacted its National Health Insurance Law in
1995 giving universal insurance to all its residents.
According to Vampino, Uganda’s health sector is in a a bad state as
many Ugandans cannot freely access medical services due to poor
infrastructure, low budgets and lack of skilled man power to manage
He made the remarks while appearing on hot 100 fm radio show on