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KENYA: NHIF – Medical Fraud Rampant in Counties

February 2020 DailyNation; Medical fraud in counties now tops the list of scams against the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), the State agency has revealed. The scam involves healthcare providers claiming to have performed various procedures during surgeries when in fact they did not. An internal assessment by NHIF reveals …

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Rwanda recalls Kenyan-made antibiotic over quality

February 2020 BusinessDaily; Rwanda has recalled two batches of the Azithromycin antibiotic imported from Kenya following multiple complaints from users. The antibiotic is used to treat bacterial infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia; sexually transmitted diseases; as well as infections of the ears, lungs, skin and throat. It is manufactured …

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KENYA: NHIF risks collapse over cash crisis

February 2020 DailyNation; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) risks collapse within two years unless the proposed rates President Uhuru Kenyatta halted mid last month are implemented. A report by a Health Financing Reforms Expert Panel (Hefrep), which Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki set up to transform and reposition the …

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KENYA: Hospitals on the spot over expired drugs

January 2020 BusinessDaily; About half of hospitals in Kenya do not regularly remove expired or unusable medicines from their shelves, a new survey by the Health ministry has shown. The Kenya Harmonised Health Facility Assessment report for 2018/19 indicates that only 54 percent of health facilities, both public and private, have records …

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NHIF reverses Sh495m paid for revenue system

January 2020 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) says it has reversed payment of Sh495 million made to an IT firm for the Integrated Revenue Management system. The money was part of the audit query that former Auditor-General Edward Ouko had raised in his report for 2017/2018. Through documents …

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