Teachers Medical Scheme is a pain in the neck-teachers lament.
Teachers cry foul over their medical scheme provided by the employer. They say the scheme is a pain in the neck as the services provided are below average.
Aon or Minet medical scheme for teachers was introduced in 2015 which saw teachers lose their medical allowances.
However, this medical scheme has proven to be disastrous as teachers are restricted to access services in specific medical facilities.
To top it all some of the said facilities do not have medicine and teachers are forced to buy the medicine in chemists forcing them to spend more.
The problems with the teacher’s medical scheme are not coming to an end any soon because when vocal teachers try to raise the issue so that it can be solved they are threatened and some have even been transferred because of that.
Poor management by the employer on bliss medical facilities offering services to teachers has contributed a lot to the problems of the AON medical scheme.
The teacher service commission should do something to ensure that their employees get better services equivalent to their money or scrap off the teachers’ medical scheme which has become a pain in the neck for teachers.
The commission also should stop threatening teachers because they have raised their concerns over the scheme. Teachers should not be transferred based on keeping them quiet so that they do not question how the medical scheme is being managed.
Teachers should also be given the freedom to choose a medical facility of their choice where they can be treated using the medical scheme without necessarily restricting them to certain hospitals.
Lastly, teachers should feel free to raise their concerns about the medical scheme without fearing for their jobs. The fear of being transferred too far areas because you have raised your concerns should not be there at all.