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KENYA:State to control doctors, hospital charges in Bill

June 2021 Businessdaily; Kenya will start controlling medical bills and doctors’ fees if Parliament adopts a proposed law that aims to curb the surge in hospital expenses. Hospital charges will be determined and capped by an 11-member council that includes the Principal Secretary for Health, the Attorney General and an …

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KENYA:Why proposed changes to NHIF Act are timely

June 2021 Edwin Barasa; The proposed amendments to the NHIF Act have elicited varying reactions with some stakeholders, notably the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) and the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI), voicing their opposition. However, the proposed amendments are timely and, if well implemented, will offer immense benefits …

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KENYA:Health experts probing new coronavirus strain

Medical researchers are investigating a mystery variant of coronavirus that could be specific to Kenya, the Health ministry reported yesterday. The strain discovered on May 17 from routine samples collected in Kisumu, is said to have characteristics of both Indian (B.1.617) and the UK (B.1.1.7) variants. The variant is, however, …

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