Teachers’ Medical Scheme service provider Minet Kenya has urged teachers who are struggling with Chronic Diseases to reach out to them and get enrolled in the Chronic Diseases Management Scheme.
According to Minet, this will enable teachers to benefit from full monthly dosage of chronic medication, telemedicine, shared health materials on managing different chronic conditions and get access to chronic diseases health talks Webinars.
This comes after the service provider recently released a report that that showed that 90 per cent of the CDM clients who are teachers are between 36 and 70 years and that 63 per cent of the CDM patient (teachers) suffer from Hypertension while 22 per cent of those enrolled in the scheme are managing diabetes.
According to Minet, the conditions managed under Chronic Disease Management include Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Hypertension/Diabetes, Cancer, Convulsive Disorders, Arthritis, Thyroid Diseases, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Bipolar Disorder, Mental Disorders, HIV, Sickle Cell, Epilepsy, Renal Disorders and Gout Arthritis.
Teachers, just like everyone else, battle various chronic diseases. Luckily for them, the Teachers Medical Scheme managed by Minet, has them covered.
The scheme supports Teachers in managing chronic diseases such as Hypertension, Diabetes, Cancer, Asthma, Arthritis, Epilepsy, Peptic Ulcers, HIV, Mental Disorders, and Sickle Cell through a comprehensive chronic benefit and access to Chronic Disease Management Program.
Minet has advised teachers to quit smoking, get enough physical activity, reduce alcohol intake, eat a balanced diet, maintain a healthy weight and blood pressure, and checking their cholesterol levels as preventative measures to reduce the risks for chronic diseases.
The teachers’ medical scheme covers more than one million people including over 300,000 registered teachers in various job groups and over 700,000 registered dependants, and is provided by Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and managed by Minet. It is one of the largest insurance contracts in the history of medical insurance in the country.