KENYA:Mailu on the spot over staff hiring

November BusinessDaily;Afya House has once again been thrust into the eye of a storm after it emerged that a senior official in charge of medicine quality control and regulation has remained in office for months despite a court order stopping his appointment. High-level correspondence between the Ministry of Health and …

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KENYA:Kirinyaga County nurses call off strike

October 2017 BusinessDaily;The suffering of patients in public hospitals and dispensaries in Kirinyaga County has come to an end after all 508 nurses in the devolved unit returned to work yesterday. They resumed work after their representatives held a consultative meeting with County officials. A spot check by Nation yesterday …

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KENYA:NHIF pays Sh5.9bn medical bills in four months

October 2017 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) paid Sh5.9 billion in members’ medical bills in the four months to October, more than half of it going into surgeries, the agency said. NHIF chief executive Geoffrey Mwangi said chemotherapy, radiotherapy, dialysis and diagnostic tests such as MRI and CT scans …

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