Tag Archives: health

KENYA: State insurer pays out Sh1bn for C-section deliveries

April 2017 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund’s (NHIF) payouts for Caesarean-section operations have for the first time crossed the Sh1 billion mark in a year, highlighting the cost burden of the procedure to insurers. Official records show that 24,492 mothers opted for C-section — a surgical operation to help deliver …

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KENYA:Sh21b to boost health sector in counties

April 2017 Daily nation; County governments will receive an additional Sh21 billion to improve health care. This follows the signing of an agreement between the Council of Governors, the World Bank and Danida to boost services in the 47 regional governments. The focus over five years will be on reproductive, …

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KENYA:Medical insurers cry foul over huge hospital bills

April 2017 Standardnewspaper; Insurance providers in the medical field have raised alarm over huge losses they incur due to rising cost of claims by health providers. They say high medical bills are eating into their underwriting profits. According to figures from Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA), the sub-sector has for the fourth time …

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KENYA: NHIF pays Sh495m for cancer care

April 2017 DailyNation; The introduction of cancer treatment in government-backed outpatient cover has seen patients access chemotherapy at a cost of Sh495.4 million paid for by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). NHIF data shows that cancer patients made 7,451 claims for the chemo sessions in the first half of the …

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KENYA: Doctors in four counties threaten to go on strike

April 2017 DailyNation; Over 400 doctors from four central Kenya counties have vowed to paralyse activities in public hospitals from Thursday over delayed salaries, deplorable state of the facilities and poor staffing. The doctors also accused the government of failing to implement a return-to-work formula that they signed when the …

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KENYA: Safaricom healthcare app M-Tiba nets 230,000

April 2017 Businessdaily;At least 230,000 Kenyans are using Safaricom’s healthcare app M-Tiba, representing a five-fold growth since the product was rolled out nationwide six months ago. M-Tiba allows users to save money that can be redeemed later to pay medical bills. Safaricom chief executive, Mr Bob Collymore, last week said …

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