EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA: Health insurers ordered to cover Covid-19 jab

April 2021 Businessdaily; Medical insurers in Kenya will from next month foot Covid-19 vaccination bills for policy holders ahead of July when the importation of the vaccines would be open to private firms. The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) directed the insurers to update the policies to cover the Covid-19 jabs …

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AAR to shut Dar clinics on rising financial woes

April 2021 BusinessDaily; Insurance firm AAR plans to exit Tanzania on reduced visitor numbers to its eight clinics and financial troubles worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic. The insurer announced in a memo to staff, it has started the winding up process since it can no longer meet its obligations to …

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KENYA: Happy ending for the hospital bed makers

April 2021 theStar; When Mungai Gathogo, 26, and Joseph Muhinja, 35, started making standard hospital beds in their workshop, they knew hospitals were stretched to capacity and were sure to buy a few pieces. They did not expect to sell a massive number all at once and certainly, they did …

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