Nairobi Governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko, brings US doctors to treat Nairobi residents who can’t afford to pay hospital bills.
The doctors, 16 in number, will be operating in three hospitals that is; Pumwani, Mama Lucy and Mbagathi hospital.
On his Facebook page, the governor called upon all those who were supposed to go through surgery but could not afford to make use of the opportunity.
“If you know of someone who was supposed to go through surgery and couldn’t afford or is raising funds for the same, kindly send them to the above-mentioned hospitals,” he stated.
Speaking to Jacob Elkana, the governor’s communication director, he stated that anyone who had a problem could visit the hospitals.
“Even if it’s a gynecological problem, one can still visit the hospitals,” he stated.
The American doctors are expected to provide their services at the said hospitals from April 29, 2019, to May 10, 2019.
This comes a month after the Ministry of Health announced it will take legal action against any hospital found detaining patients and bodies over debts.
The data from the Ministry indicated that Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) had detained 184 patients and 387 bodies over a Ksh6 billion debt.
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The exact figure owed to the facility according to the report came to Ksh5,692,834,284.