Staying with the controversial NHIF health insurance scheme, fresh details continue to emerge over the contracts awarded to Clinix and meridian health facilities. The union of civil servants told the parliamentary health committee yesterday that NHIF allocated health facilities operated by the 2 firms to its members without their involvement. The union said its members were later shocked to discover that the meridian and Clinix facilities allocated to them were either non-existent or under construction. Meanwhile, Clinix managers failed to appear before the parliamentary committee as scheduled, pleading for more time to prepare their answers. Willis Raburu reports on a health insurance scheme civil servants describe as noble, but one they say was also fraught with risks.