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The judiciary has launched a shs1.2 billion medical insurance scheme for its employees.

According to Bigirimana, the action will aid in reducing the exorbitant cost of medical care for the judiciary

In a ceremony conducted in Kampala, the Judiciary announced the commencement of a group medical insurance for all employees.

On behalf of the Judiciary’s top administration, the launch was presided over by Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana, who was flanked by the Chief Registrar.
The scheme, which is the institution’s first of its sort, is estimated to cost Shs1.2 billion and is backed by Uganda’s government.

The medical insurance system, according to Bigirimana, will benefit all Judiciary workers in all categories deployed across Uganda.

“Medical insurance will be available to more than 2,300 Judiciary workers in the categories of justices, judges, registrars, magistrates, and administrative staff through Jubilee Insurance Company, UAP Old Mutual Insurance, and Prudential Assurance,” he stated.

According to Bigirimana, the action will aid in reducing the exorbitant cost of medical care for the judiciary.

Because of the nature of their employment and the current high cost of accessing medical care, the Judiciary Chief Registrar, Sarah Langa Siu, said management was forced to develop the medical insurance policy to react to employee health needs.

“We are all aware that medical services are not inexpensive, and many of us rely on our incomes to meet our medical demands. “This insurance system is here to relieve us of that burden,” Langa explained.

Medical insurance companies applauded the Judiciary for being one of the few government institutions to take a “bold step” in ensuring the health of its employees at the event.

Dr. Miriam Mutero, speaking on behalf of UAP Old Mutual Insurance, said the company is committed to providing excellent service to ensure the scheme’s success.

“This is a rare instance of a government entity taking this move. This is a promising start. We look forward to working with the judges in the future,” Mutero said.

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