Tag Archives: Surgery

KENYA:Curious case of discharge gone awry

October 2018 Standardmedia;Under normal circumstances, an arrival home after a long stay in hospital bed is undoubted call to celebration. In a strange twist of irony, however, Kibibi Abdulla’s arrival at her Kileleshwa home from Aga Khan Hospital (AKUHN) in Nairobi, yesterday morning seethed of despair, lamentation and protest. Despite …

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KENYA:KNH doctors reattach teenager’s hand that was stored in cool box for 10 hours

February 2018 Standardmedia; Doctors at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) have successfully reattached the severed hand of 17-year-old Joseph Thairu from Kiambaa, Kiambu County. Thairu’s arm was accidentally cut off while cleaning a chaff cutter. He had just finished feeding their cows. The highly delicate procedure lasted seven hours. It involved a multidisciplinary medical …

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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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KENYA: KNH in talks to help local kidney patients

April 2017 DailyNation; Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and the state health insurer are in talks to raise kidney transplant benefits above Sh500,000 to recover additional treatment costs. The referral hospital talks with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) comes as the cost of the transplants remains unchanged for nearly seven …

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