James Nyikal

Parties & Coalitions


22nd June 1951







Dr. James Nyikal

Wanjiku's Best Representative - Health (National Assembly) - 2014

All parliamentary appearances

Entries 3151 to 3161 of 3161.

  • 21 May 2013 in National Assembly: We know that if we merely settle the liabilities and do not do anything on the productivity of the parastatals, many of the counties will find themselves with huge a view
  • 16 May 2013 in National Assembly: Thank you, hon. Deputy Speaker, for giving me this opportunity to contribute to the Motion. I have been trying the whole afternoon, but we were caught up in an insecurity situation. I rise to support the Motion. We all agree that we are committed to devolution, and that the counties must be supported, so that they can have the wherewithal to facilitate development in our rural areas. Therefore, the agro-based parastatals will constitute a very important aspect of development in the areas they are based. Personally, I believe that the agro-based industry will be the means of Kenya taking-off. Kenya ... view
  • 16 May 2013 in National Assembly: Thank you, hon. Deputy Speaker. I think for the first time, we are going to start work. We are going to work as a team. When we go to the committees, I hope we will be guided by the good of this country. I have not been in Parliament for long, but for the short time I have been here, I have seen what is called “tyranny of numbers”. I think that is something we should forget when we get to the committees, and even when we elect the leadership of the committees. view
  • 16 May 2013 in National Assembly: Thank you hon. Deputy Speaker. Hon. Members, give me a hearing. When we get to the committees, what will guide us will be the good of the country. We will actually subscribe to merit and things that will move the country forward. We expect that decisions will be made within the committees. I say this because just a few minutes ago, we turned down an amendment, which, I think, we will go to one day. I did not see any logic for what we did; I only saw that side. I think we should cut that out and get this ... view
  • 15 May 2013 in National Assembly: Thank you, hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, Sir. I am not very good at catching the Speaker’s eye. I think I will learn. Hon. Members, I think this is an extremely important topic and we must thank the Mover. The issue of elderly persons- -- I have actually worked on it for three years. The numbers are getting larger. Just to give you a few figures, between 1989 to now, we have moved from a population of 1 million people of the age of over 65 years to now about 2 million. In another ten years, it will be about 2.6 ... view
  • 15 May 2013 in National Assembly: Thank you, hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker. The essence of the amendment is to give a broader coverage to the well being of the elderly persons. Therefore, the first part of the amendment is to extend the cash transfer to cover all persons within the next five years; we want to give coverage as has been requested by many hon. members; let us remove discrimination. Secondly, it is to make provision for free healthcare in Government facilities through NHIF programme; it is not only in Government but even in the private facilities where there is full coverage; these elderly people need ... view
  • 2 May 2013 in National Assembly: Thank you, hon. Speaker, Sir, for giving me time to contribute on this Motion. I wish to state that actually, what this Motion entails is actually a technical matter. Whereas I think most of us have a lot of sympathy for people who may not afford healthcare, the request that we have a reduction of a penalty or the surcharge is really not to punish the people who have failed to pay. Basically, this is based on the very principle of medical insurance, or any other insurance where you insure a large number of people and only a few of ... view
  • 24 Apr 2013 in National Assembly: Thank you, hon. Speaker, Sir, for giving me this opportunity to support this Motion. This Motion, hon. Members, touches on life. All of us, whatever we do, wherever we are, what we are pursuing is good life or life at all. It is sad to lose it just because at the time of need, you do not have the money to pay for that service. Good health and, therefore, health care, is high up in the rank of human needs. Article 43(1) (a) and Article 43(2) of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution supports that. In fact, it is ... view
  • 24 Apr 2013 in National Assembly: It is common practice in private hospitals – and even these days in Government hospitals, since we came up with cost-sharing that eventually moved to full payment for services. Indeed, it is unethical for any professional to turn away somebody in need of emergency care. But what is done in hospitals and other institutions? It is to evade that ethical responsibility by placing non-professionals at the point of admission, and who demand that you pay first before you are attended to. I think we should add in this Motion that non-professionals and non-medical people who are working in health institutions ... view
  • 24 Apr 2013 in National Assembly: What we really must do in this Motion is to ensure that anybody who seeks medical attention – and that is what should be done in a critical situation – must, first of all, be attended to, whether he or she can pay or not. Then, when they are in a stable condition, they can be moved to other facilities – whether Government ones – where they can get waivers or where they can afford. Hon. Members, this applies to everybody, even those who can pay. Some of us are on insurance, but if you go to a facility where ... view
  • 24 Apr 2013 in National Assembly: It is also important to realize – and even the President’s Speech indicated it – that we are actually taking long term measures that are addressing the needs as we see them. What this country needs is a comprehensive health care that has an insurance that covers everybody and where the view


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