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KENYA:NHIF to adopt smartcard tech in war on fraud

January 2018 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is set to adopt the use of fingerprints to identify its more than six million members in the battle against fraudsters. Chief executive Geoffrey Mwangi said Thursday the fund would from next week start biometric registration to capture details of NHIF …

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KENYA:Kenya National Union of Nurses blames county governments for delayed payment of workers

January 2017 Standardmedia; The nurses’ union has issued a fresh demand to county governments. Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) on Thursday blamed county governments for delayed payments of its workers. KNUN accused the governments of not honouring the return to work formula and Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) signed in November, 2017. The union demanded the …

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Israeli firm to supply hospital smartcards in East Africa

January 2018 BusinessDaily; An Israel-based cashless payment solution provider, On Track Innovations Ltd (OTI), will supply patient information smartcards and biometric verification technology in East Africa. Through its South African subsidiary, OTI has supplied personal health solutions worth Sh103 million ($1 million) and intends to supply its smartcards and biometric verification …

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KENYA:Medics cry foul over hiring of foreign doctors

January 2018 BusinessDaily; Doctors have once again raised the red flag over an alleged influx of foreign medics into the country, questioning the qualifications of some of the expatriates. Through the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU), the doctors also claim that some foreigners are getting employment priority over …

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KENYA:St Mary’s Hospital in forceful takeover

December 2017 BusinessDaily; A management tussle at St Mary’s Hospital in Nairobi escalated Thursday, resulting in a few hours of disruption and suspension of services in parts of the facility. Auctioneers and policemen acting on a court order procured by the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi stormed the hospital Thursday morning and …

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KENYA:Ambulance hailing firm tests app in city

December 2017 BusinessDaily; A tech start-up has launched an online ambulance service that operates like a taxi covering Nairobi, a year after angel investors injected Sh10 million to fund its establishment. Flare founders Caitlin Dolkart and Maria Rabinovich say their web-based service ‘Rescue’ has enrolled 10,000 users mostly drawn from …

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