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KENYA:China-made heart drug recalled over cancer fears

August 2018 Business Daily;Kenyan authorities have recalled 15 batches of six locally available heart and blood pressure drugs over fears that they may be carrying a cancer-causing impurity. The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) said in a statement dated July 12 that its decision to recall all drugs containing Valsartan …

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KENYA:Kidney crisis ups NHIF dialysis pay to Sh1.7 bn

July 2018 Business Daily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) payouts for dialysis increased by nearly half to Sh1.7 billion in the year to June, highlighting the growing cases of kidney ailments among Kenyans. The State-backed insurer’s payouts rose from Sh1.24 billion — reflecting a 41 per cent growth. Its …

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KENYA:KNH to raise patient fees for next 5 years

July 2018 Business Daily;Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has announced plans to increase patient charges annually for five years as the referral facility seeks to raise billions of shillings for facilities upgrade. The hospital revealed the annual adjustments during the launch of its five-year strategic plan ending 2023, which will see …

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KENYA:Korean therapy that’s taken Kenya by storm

July 2018 Business Daily; A South Korean heat massage therapy has got thousands of sick Kenyans deeply hooked to its range of claimed medicinal benefits covering back pain, sinuses, arthritis, diabetes and prostrate complications. The therapy, which is administered through a special bed or a waistline belt, uses electricity to …

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KENYA:Senators back upgrade of 11 county hospitals

July 2018 BusinessDaily;Governors look set to lose control of 11 county hospitals after Senate gave a nod to proposals seeking to have the facilities revert to the national government to serve as regional referral and training facilities. The proposal contained in the National Referral Hospital Bill has also been endorsed …

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KENYA:Investor set to build Sh415 million Embakasi hospital

July 2018 BusinessDaily;A Nairobi private developer is seeking permission to build a Sh415 million hospital and adjacent residential flats in Embakasi, Nairobi. The investment neighbouring Goshenland GSU Training School, the Coca-Cola Company, Tuskys Embakasi and KEMSA depot, targets to offer advanced in-patient medical services for Embakasi’s 163,858 people. Regulatory filings …

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