Nairobi Women's Hospital probed over bill inflation claims

By Nzioka Justin | Friday, Feb 14th 2020 at 11:33
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Nairobi Women's Hospital was on Thursday probed over allegations that patients were being overcharged.

Conducting the probation, the clinical council, in-charge of clinical officers countrywide, affirmed that all officers in the hospital met the academic qualifications required.

Kenya Union of Clinical Officers' head Dr. Wachira Peterson lamented how the allegations had soiled the reputation of the facility, with patients somehow boycotting being attended to by the medics there.

"We deal with the majority of the outpatient countrywide, yet we're now looked down upon. Clinical officers are qualified to work in private and public hospitals, and nothing should make patients lose trust in us," affirmed Dr. Wachira.

The hospital has of late been striving to clear its name from media allegations, which portrayed it as raking more than necessary from its patients.

"Dear Patron, this is with reference to the media stories you may have read or heard about. We assure you of our commitment toward patient safety, clinical excellence, and quality. We are fully functional to serve you at all times," read a statement by the hospital.

In a recent scandal, Nation revealed how the management detained patients for long, in attempts to justify the hefty charges.

The revelation led to the hospital CEO Dr. Felix Wanjala stepping aside, while Evercare Health, a US-Based firm reportedly owning the hospital, took charge of the management.

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