An advertisement announcing job openings at the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is fake.
The ad shared through several social media platforms, announced job openings in NHIF, including clinicians, social workers, community health workers, accountants, nurses, surveyors, ICT officers and drivers among other vacancies.
Business Today fact-checked the advertisement and found it to be fake.
In a statement on Monday, January 22, 2024, NHIF termed the advertisement as fake.
“Please take note of this fake job advert circulating on social media. Do not be scammed. Share widely,” NHIF said through their verified X (formerly Twitter) account.
This comes at a time when the government is working to implement a new health insurance policy to replace NHIF through the new Social Health Insurance Act 2023.
Through the Act, the government will create the Social Health Insurance Fund (SHIF), which will replace NHIF.
NHIF will be replaced with three separate funds that is the Primary Healthcare Fund, Social Health Insurance Fund and the Emergency, Chronic and Critical Illness Fund
On Friday, the Court of Appeal lifted orders stopping the implementation and enforcement of the Social Health Insurance Act 2023.
Justices Patrick Kiage, Pauline Nyamweya and Ngenye Macharia allowed a plea by CS Health Susan Nakhumicha to suspend the High Court orders that halted the new health plan pending the hearing and determination of her appeal.
“We hereby suspend the orders of the High Court restraining the implementation and or enforcement of the Social Health Insurance Act, 2023, the Primary Health Care Act, 2023 and the Digital Health Act, 2023 pending the hearing and determination of the applicant’s (CS Nakhumicha’s) appeal in Civil Appeal No. E984 of 2023,” the court of appeal judges ruled.
With the developments that could end the existence of NHIF, it is unlikely that it would start hiring.
The advertisement announcing job openings at NHIF is, therefore, fake.