Dar es Salaam, Sept. 8 -- The Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ummy Mwalimu, has called on Tanzanians to join health insurance schemes to be able to receive healthcare services any time without straining their finances.

She said in Parliament yesterday that the health insurance schemes, such as the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), offer affordable packages of up 50,400/-for children, which is easily affordable to many people.

She said if Tanzanians join health insurance schemes, there will be fewer cases of complaints due to failure to pay hospital bills.

The minister also clarified that hospitals do not charge bills on dead bodies but on services a patient had received, and noted that hos...