More than 13 000 people around the country including pensioners benefited from the National Social Security Authority’s free mobile clinic and for spearheading this initiative the authority was recognised by the International Social Security Association.
Communities continue to benefit from NSSA’s occupational health mobile clinic which offers free medical services to the general public, especially in marginalised communities.
For the initiative the authority was awarded an International Social Security Association good practice certificate of merit at the just ended Regional Social Security Forum for Africa in Ethiopia.
The authority’s chief executive officer and general manager Ms Liz Chitiga said the programme will continue to ensure they help marginalised communities which cannot readily access basic services.
NSSA was also rewarded for their funeral benefit enhancement which they introduced in April to help pensioners have a decent burial when they pass on.