Judiciary has today launched a medical scheme to cater for all staff at a function presided over by the Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana at the high court in kampala .
The Shs 1.2bn group medical scheme, funded by the government of Uganda, will benefit all Judiciary staff across the country including; registrars, magistrates, administrative staff, justices and judges.
Judiciary Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana said; ‘’the over 2,300 judiciary staff will access medical insurance from Jubilee Insurance Company, UAP Old Mutual Insurance and Prudential Assurance’’.
The Judiciary Chief Registrar, Ms Sarah Langa Siu, revealed that management was obligated to set up the medical insurance scheme to respond to health needs of staff because of their nature of work and the existing high cost of accessing health services.
“It is not cheap to access medical services and many of us use salaries to cater for medical needs. This insurance scheme comes in to save us from that burden,” Langa said.
On their part, medical insurance providers applauded the Judiciary for prioritizing securing the health of its staff.
Dr. Miriam Mutero from UAP Old Mutual Insurance said they are dedicated to providing outstanding services to ensure that the scheme is an accomplishment.
“Not so many government entities have taken this step. This is a positive beginning. We look forward to continuing working with the judiciary,” she said.