- Three insurance companies have been contracted.
- The scheme is solve increasing high costs of medical accessibility.
The Judiciary has launched a 1.2 billion group medical scheme for all Judiciary staff, the first of its kind for the institution and supported by the Government of Uganda.
The scheme was launched in a ceremony presided over by the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to Judiciary,Pius Bigirimana at the Judiciary Headquarters in Kampala.
Bigirimana stated that 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.PS Bigirimana
Bigirimana added that the move will address the high expenditure associated with medical care for the Judiciary thereby reducing medical treatment costs.
The Chief Registrar, Sarah Langa Siu, said the Judiciary management was compelledto 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.
Bigirimana commended the efforts of the Ag. Commissioner Human Resource,Ms Apophia N. Tumwine as well as other members of the Judiciary SeniorManagement for ensuring that the medical insurance scheme kicks off.
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.
The scheme Follows the decision of Judiciary Top Management meeting held on Friday 16th October 2020, in which the Judiciary initiated a competitive procurement process to acquire Medical Insurance for all staff of the Judiciary.