Tag Archives: health

KENYA:Kidney crisis ups NHIF dialysis pay to Sh1.7 bn

July 2018 Business Daily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) payouts for dialysis increased by nearly half to Sh1.7 billion in the year to June, highlighting the growing cases of kidney ailments among Kenyans. The State-backed insurer’s payouts rose from Sh1.24 billion — reflecting a 41 per cent growth. Its …

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KENYA:KNH to raise patient fees for next 5 years

July 2018 Business Daily;Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has announced plans to increase patient charges annually for five years as the referral facility seeks to raise billions of shillings for facilities upgrade. The hospital revealed the annual adjustments during the launch of its five-year strategic plan ending 2023, which will see …

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KENYA:Senators back upgrade of 11 county hospitals

July 2018 BusinessDaily;Governors look set to lose control of 11 county hospitals after Senate gave a nod to proposals seeking to have the facilities revert to the national government to serve as regional referral and training facilities. The proposal contained in the National Referral Hospital Bill has also been endorsed …

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KENYA:Investor set to build Sh415 million Embakasi hospital

July 2018 BusinessDaily;A Nairobi private developer is seeking permission to build a Sh415 million hospital and adjacent residential flats in Embakasi, Nairobi. The investment neighbouring Goshenland GSU Training School, the Coca-Cola Company, Tuskys Embakasi and KEMSA depot, targets to offer advanced in-patient medical services for Embakasi’s 163,858 people. Regulatory filings …

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USA:Judge Blocks Kentucky Medicaid Work Requirement

June 2018 KHN; A federal judge on Friday struck down a Trump administration decision allowing states to force low-income adults to work to qualify for Medicaid. The 60-page ruling, which is likely to be appealed, was hailed by advocates for the poor. But it could limit the number of states expanding …

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KENYA:Cuban doctors get Sh1bn budget

June 2018 Business Daily; The Treasury has allocated Sh1 billion to cater for salaries and other benefits due to the 110 Cuban doctors, who started arriving in the country early this month. The doctors will take home a total of Sh563 million in salaries annually, according to a breakdown presented to …

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