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KENYA:Why proposed changes to NHIF Act are timely

June 2021 Edwin Barasa; The proposed amendments to the NHIF Act have elicited varying reactions with some stakeholders, notably the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) and the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI), voicing their opposition. However, the proposed amendments are timely and, if well implemented, will offer immense benefits …

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KENYA:Health experts probing new coronavirus strain

Medical researchers are investigating a mystery variant of coronavirus that could be specific to Kenya, the Health ministry reported yesterday. The strain discovered on May 17 from routine samples collected in Kisumu, is said to have characteristics of both Indian (B.1.617) and the UK (B.1.1.7) variants. The variant is, however, …

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KENYA: Every adult to pay NHIF Sh6,000 in health Bill

May 2021 Businessdaily; Every adult Kenyan will soon make an annual compulsory Sh6,000 contribution to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) if Parliament adopts State-backed changes to law in race to offer medical cover for all. The government-backed National Hospital Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill seeks to make it compulsory for …

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KENYA : Employers to pay NHIF contributions for staff

May 2021 Businessdaily; Kenyan employers face additional burden of statutory deductions if Parliament passes a Bill that requires business owners to match workers’ monthly contributions to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). Doubling the Sh1,700 that top contributors make to the NHIF ranks high on the list of targeted changes …

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KENYA:KNH to serve referral patients only from July

May 2021 Businessdaily ; Top referral Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) will close its doors to walk-in patients starting this July as part of decongestion of the facility, Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) Director-General Mohamed Badi has said. The new development, he said, will allow the country’s biggest hospital to concentrate on …

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