Tag Archives: High medical costs

KENYA:Jubilee Insurance, Nairobi Hospital in debt row

June 2020 BusinessDaily; Jubilee Health Insurance Limited  and Nairobi Hospital are entangled in a dispute over multimillion-shilling claims, a standoff that has seen the hospital lock out clients insured by the country’s largest medical underwriter. Nairobi Hospital claims that Jubilee has not settled a Sh357 million bill that has been outstanding …

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KENYA:Patients owe KNH, Moi Referral Sh6.6 billion

March 2019 Business Daily; Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache said that KNH is owed Sh5.6 billion from July 2003 to February 2019 while Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) is struggling with unpaid bills of Sh1 billion. The unpaid bills come as the two referral hospitals battle to raise funds …

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KENYA:MPs set the stage for drop in doctors’ fees

November 2018 BusinessDaily; Medical and doctors’ fees are expected to fall significantly following Parliament’s directive that the country reverts to the 2006 pricing guidelines that were abandoned two years ago with the adoption of the current rates. The National Assembly’s Health committee has, in a report dated November 15, instructed …

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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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