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KENYA:KNH doctors reattach teenager’s hand that was stored in cool box for 10 hours

February 2018 Standardmedia; Doctors at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) have successfully reattached the severed hand of 17-year-old Joseph Thairu from Kiambaa, Kiambu County. Thairu’s arm was accidentally cut off while cleaning a chaff cutter. He had just finished feeding their cows. The highly delicate procedure lasted seven hours. It involved a multidisciplinary medical …

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KENYA:Meridian clinics sue NHIF for Sh1.5bn

January 2018 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is facing a Sh1.5 billion compensation claim over the termination of a controversial medical services contract it signed with a private clinic five years ago. Meridian Medical Centre, a chain of private clinics, has accused NHIF of refusing the pay the money …

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KENYA: NHIF members cross 7m mark on listing drive

January 2018 Businessdaily; Principal contributors to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) crossed the seven million mark last December on the back of a campaign that recruited new members from the informal sector. Official data shows that the public health insurer added nearly a million members in the 18 months …

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KENYA:NHIF pays hospitals Sh1.2bn for Caesarean-section births

January 2018 DailyNation;The National Hospital Insurance Fund’s (NHIF) payouts for Caesarean-section births hit Sh1.2 billion last year amid concerns that hospitals could be pushing women to surgery for financial gain. Official records show that C-section (CS) — a surgical operation to help deliver a baby — accounted for 58.2 per cent …

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KENYA:NHIF to adopt smartcard tech in war on fraud

January 2018 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is set to adopt the use of fingerprints to identify its more than six million members in the battle against fraudsters. Chief executive Geoffrey Mwangi said Thursday the fund would from next week start biometric registration to capture details of NHIF …

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