Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

top
Capital News
Karen Hospital in Nairobi.

Kenya

Karen hospital seeking orders to discharge abandoned patient with Sh23 million bill

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 11- The Karen Hospital on Friday moved to court seeking permission to discharge a High Dependency Unit (HDU) patient who has incurred a bill of Sh23.7million.

Under a certificate of urgency, the Hospital urged the court to allow it allowed to discharge the woman who gave birth through elective Caesarian Section but developed serious complications. She was later abandoned by her family.

Alternatively, the health institution wants to be given the green light to refer the patient to the Kenyatta National Hospital.

The patient was admitted on February 2019 after attending the Antenatal clinic but developed spinal anesthesia as a result of the operation, court documents state.

Through Njoroge Kimani and Co Advocates, Justice James Makau who has certified the case as urgent heard that the patient has been at the HDU for post-operation management.

As a result, the hospital argued that her bill skyrocketed “because of the airway maintenance and physiotherapy she continues to get for recurrent chest infections.”

Through the advice of its Medical Advisory Committee, the Hospital resolved it would be cost effective for the patient to be placed on home-based care in consultation with the family.

As a highly standard health care institution with high cost of medical services which the patient is unable to meet, Karen Hospital “prays that the application is allowed.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“With a hospital bill too high for the patient or family to pay the applicant is undergoing financial constraints and is not able to sustain the patient in its facility,” Justice Makau heard.

The case is due for hearing on Monday.

Click to comment
Advertisement
47447

Corona Virus Data

Kenya

Last Updated: 5 mins ago

Confirmed Cases

0

New Cases

0

Total Deaths

0

New Deaths

0

Total Recovered

0

Active Cases

0

in Critical

0

More on Capital News

World

Hong Kong, China, Oct 29 – A teenage Hong Kong democracy activist was charged on Thursday with secession, the first public political figure to...

World

Paris, France, Oct 28 – Bars, restaurants and services prepared Thursday to shut down in France and Germany as countries around the world grapple...

Capital Health

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29 – The Ministry of Health has issued the strongest warning yet on a possible second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 29 – The High Court has nullified 23 laws that were passed by the National Assembly without the input of the...

County News

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29- The Government has announced plans to embark on a national training programme for Boda Boda riders as part of measures...

BBI

NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 29 – The Senate leadership has retreated to find ways of building consensus on the proposals contained in the Building Bridges...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29- Plans to decongest Nairobi Central Business District might hit a snag if threats by the Matatu Owners Association are anything...

BBI

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 29- Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party Leader Raila Odinga has lashed out at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for...