RWANDA: Rwandan Victims of Bad Drug Await Justice

November 2015 TheEastAfrican; People who suffered devastating side effects after they were injected with a flawed anaesthetic at a Kigali hospital have accused the Ministry of Health and the private health facility of concealing toxicology results of the test carried out to determine the dangerous element in the offensive drug. …

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KENYA: Ambulance patient: CS demands report

October 2015 DailyNation; The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board has until Saturday to hand in a report on an accident victim who waited in ambulance for 18 hours before being treated. Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia wants details on what happened to Mr Alex Madaga. He died last Friday …

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KENYA: Cotu threatens to sue NHIF in outpatient cover dispute

October 2015 DailyNation; The Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) is locked in a fresh row with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) over the public health insurer’s preference for private hospitals to State-owned facilities. Cotu secretary-general Francis Atwoli has threatened to block the higher contributions to the NHIF on …

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