Social Health Insurance Fund to offer Third-Party Health Insurance Cover

The recently announced Social Health Insurance Fund will offer third-party health insurance coverage in a bid to attract more Kenyans from the private sector into the fund. Speaking at the launch of the services, the Health CS said that the third party will transform healthcare in the country through an innovative approach. The new cover […]


Nurses in Kenya Ranked 3rd Most Cruel in the World

The World Health Organization’s health systems performance index has placed nurses in Kenya in the 3rd position on the healthcare workers cruelty index. The Health System Performance and Public Health Steering Committee noted that nurses in Kenya mete out unimaginable cruelty on helpless patients, making healthcare institutions in Kenya an ‘active war zone’ and healthcare […]


MoH Warns of the 196th Wave of Malaria

The Ministry of Health has urged for increased caution after it emerged that Kenya could be going through the 196th wave of malaria. Data from the ministry shows that the number of people infected with malaria has tripled in the last week, with various malaria hotspots such as the coast and Western Kenya running out […]


Kenyatta National Hospital to Build a Prison to Detain Patients Who Don’t Pay Bills

Kenyatta National Hospital is seeking funding from the exchequer to build a prison that will temporarily hold discharged patients who are unable to pay their bills. Seeking a permanent solution to a problem that has refused to go away, KNH said that the huge number of discharged patients being held at the hospital because they […]


Magufuli on a Secret Benchmarking Tour at Nairobi Hospital

President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania started a healthcare bench-marking tour at Nairobi Hospital amid tight security and vocal media silence on top the secret event. The Doctor of Chemistry who is known for his obsession with alternative science and traditional medicine will spend several days at the Nairobi hospital where he will get an […]


Doctor Loses License for Asking Patient ‘What is your budget?’

A doctor in Kenya has lost his practicing license after his ‘overly enterprising’ method of operation was brought to light. The doctor who runs a popular private clinic in Nairobi was fond of asking patients who were seeking treatment at the clinic about their budget so that he can figure out what to charge them, […]


Karen Hospital to Kenyans: “We are not a National Grandfather”

The Karen Hospital has run out of all possible polite words that they can use. They now want Kenyans to learn that hospitals do not have infinite resources and capacity to admit everyone without a form of discrimination. Responding to Kenyans on criticizing the hospital on social media, the hospital went for the jugular. “It […]


Hospital Owners Want Economy Reopened, Citing Decline in Number of Customers

Hospital owners in Kenya have appealed for a quick reopening of the economy, citing low number of customers and reduced income that could lead to closure of some hospitals. In a message to President Uhuru Kenyatta, hospital owners said that the curfew, cessation of movement, washing of hands and social distancing had led to a […]


Rasanga Launches one More Isolation Bed

Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga launched one more Isolation bed for Covid-19 patients in Siaya County, increasing the total bed capacity in the County by 10%. In a ceremony that was attended by all the top County Executives, elected leaders, and hundreds of professors from the County, Rasanga said that the new bed marks the greatest […]