EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA: Kagwe moves 60 Health ministry staff

August 2020 DailyNation; Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has transferred 60 officials from Afya House as he attempts to clean up the beleaguered ministry that is on the spot over misuse of coronavirus funds. Of these, 21 have been redeployed within the Health ministry while the remaining 39 have been …

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KENYA: Nairobi doctors issue 7-day strike notice

August 2020 TheStar ;Doctors working in Nairobi County have issued a seven-day notice for a strike to begin on August 21.  In the notice to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services, Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union lists five grievances.  They are demanding comprehensive National Hospital Insurance Fund covers, saying their …

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Sh5.7bn NHIF claims crippling rural hospitals

August 2020 BusinessDaily ; Rural private hospital operators want the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to release Sh5.7 billion in accumulated claims which they say have crippled operations. Rural Private Hospitals Association of Kenya (Rupha) said it had submitted the claims through the national insurer’s online system over a year …

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KENYA: NHIF fails to renew cover for state workers

August 2020 DailyNation; Government employees and front-line health workers continue to remain exposed during the Covid-19 pandemic period following the expiry of their medical, life and last-expense insurance covers. The contracts for the scheme that caters for civil servants and the National Police Service expired on March 31, but the …

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