EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA:Shalom hospital sealed off after Covid-19 deaths

June 2020 theStandard; Shalom Hospital in Machakos was on Friday night closed to new patients and turned into a quarantine facility following reported cases of Covid-19.The move by Machakos county government follows the death of an unspecified number of patients at the hospital as a result of coronavirus. Machakos Governor Alfred …

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KENYA:Jubilee Insurance, Nairobi Hospital in debt row

June 2020 BusinessDaily; Jubilee Health Insurance Limited  and Nairobi Hospital are entangled in a dispute over multimillion-shilling claims, a standoff that has seen the hospital lock out clients insured by the country’s largest medical underwriter. Nairobi Hospital claims that Jubilee has not settled a Sh357 million bill that has been outstanding …

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Court case exposes fraud in KDF medical scheme

June 2020 theStar: A court case has exposed systemic loopholes in the Defence Forces Medical Insurance Scheme (Defmis), resulting in some cases of fraud. Some payments made to accredited service providers were made on the basis of forged documents, court paper say. A number of retired military officers in the …

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How Chinese firm and local cartel attempted to steal and sell donor supplies to government

June 2020 theStandard: Crooks from the Ministry of Health officials, Kenya Revenue Authority and rogue businessmen from China tried stealing donated Covid-19 kits for Kenyan health workers. Investigations by The Standard have revealed an intricate scheme that involves possible collusion between Chinese businessmen, government officers and other local operatives to …

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