REVIEW AND INSPECTION

Nairobi Women's Hospital accused of rip-offs, managers changed

Tbe run in interim by three Evercare Group representatives.

In Summary

• Hospital accused of unfairly generation revenue from patients.

• Insurance firms advised their clients to seek medical services from other healthcare providers listed in their panel. 

 

The Nairobi Women's Hospital Hurlingham branch.
REVENUE COLLECTION: The Nairobi Women's Hospital Hurlingham branch.
Image: FILE

The Nairobi Women’s Hospital is accused of unfairly generating revenue from patients and its management will be taken over a committee of three Evercare Group representatives.

The change followed the health centres’ chief officer, Dr Felix Wanjala, stepping aside for an internal review and independent inspection by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council.

All health insurers cut links with NWH last Tuesday for allegedly generating revenues from patients unfairly.

The Kenya Revenue Authority followed suit last Thursday, saying the suspension will continue until issues between the authority and the hospital are cleared.

A leaked WhatsApp group post from Nakuru branch, where doctors report their daily admissions, said staff are given daily target revenues.

The hospital board said in a statement, “It is a priority to allow the review process to take place in the best possible conditions, in order to ensure clarity on the allegations that have been made.

"We expect this process will be concluded shortly, and we will update all stakeholders in due course."

Wanjala has been in chief operating officer for six years.

A check by the Star on Monday confirmed facilities at Adams Arcade and Hurlingham branches are operating as usual. 

Edited by R.Wamochie