EAST AFRICAN NEWS

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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Kenya ‘runs out of ICU beds’ amid Covid surge

March 2021 BBC;Kenya has run out of ICU BEDS as the country deals with a surge in Covid-19 cases, the doctors’ union has said. Healthcare workers were among those admitted at various hospitals across the country, Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) said in a statement. Several doctors …

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Wealthy Kenyans set for early Covid-19 jab

March 2021 Businessdaily ;Kenya has opened talks with a global partnership under the World Health Organisation for local top private hospitals to buy the Covid-19 vaccines for wealthy Kenyans.  A senior official at the Ministry of Health told Business Daily that the State and Covax are in discussion to allow …

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