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Health Insurance Firms Reject Exaggerated Nairobi Women’s Hospital Bills

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Health insurers will not honour future bills from the Nairobi Women’s Hospital, officials said on Tuesday, in a move likely to worsen the woes of the facility currently fighting claims of cost inflation.

Mr Tom Gichuhi, the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) chief executive said that the underwriters held a meeting on Monday evening and resolved to take the drastic measure.

“Medical insurance underwriters met and resolved not to deal with the facility in future. By Tuesday it had not been actualised, but I am certain that it will happen,” he said. A communication manager in at aninsurance firm who wished to remain anonymous said that patients currently admitted at the hospital would not be affected.

The news comes after the hospital’s board of directors issued a statement saying it had commenced an internal investigation into claims that its doctors force patients to undertake unnecessary procedures.

The board said it was also cooperating with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council, which is also conducting an independent investigation.

“We have noted with a lot of concern reports appearing in various media platforms suggesting that there is some systematic approach by the hospital to unfairly generate revenue from patients.

“Although we don’t believe this is the case, and in fact it is antithetical to our foundational principles, we take these allegations very seriously and are conducting an internal review as well as cooperating with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council as they carry out their independent review.”

The medical council CEO, Dr Eva Njenga said that they would reveal their findings within a month.

Leaked WhatApp chats appear to show how the hospital bosses set daily targets for the number of patients who should be admitted. They show that the revenue, commissions, admissions and discharge numbers were allegedly being actively monitored hourly, every day, and day and night by chief executive officer, Dr Felix Wanjala.

To do this, the CEO recommended that his team, based at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital branch in Nakuru (called Nakuru Hyrax) should “start with looking for referrals”, not miss “any opportunity (to admit)”, and be “very vigilant in casualty”.

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NSSF to Collect Tenant Purchase Scheme Installments Through M-PESA

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Safaricom and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) have partnered to empower customers on the NSSF Tenant Purchase Scheme through the M-pesa cashless platform.

The initiative saves customers on the scheme from having to travel and queue in a bank to make rent payments.

To make a payment, customers can dial *303*3#, key in their details and make payments from their M-PESA account.

The partnership will primarily target NSSF Tenant Purchase Scheme members in Nairobi’s Nyayo estate Embakasi, Hazina, Kitusuru, Mountain View and Eldoret’s Kapsoya estates.

Besides payments, the new service also provides the Scheme members with the capability to reconcile and generate reports of their payments and standing.

The NSSF Tenant Purchase Scheme provides a path to homeownership by enabling buyers to purchase a home over a period by making monthly installment payments to offset the cost.

Besides installment payments, the Tenant Purchase Scheme equally serves NSSF Tenants and provides an avenue to make service charge payments too.

Today’s (March 30th, 2020), the announcement is the latest in a raft of measures rolled out by the two organizations to provide NSSF customers with increased convenience and speed when accessing services.

Starting March 2019, NSSF began the rollout of an entirely cashless system across its entire branch, providing for member benefit contribution through the Paybill 333300 or by dialing *303*1#.

In February 2020, NSSF extended its Haba Haba innovation to digital taxi operators, providing a one-stop-shop where digital taxi operators can make their member contributions, make NHIF contributions, get insurance and receive a daily, discounted data bundle. The solution is also available on *303*2#.

“This partnership with NSSF ushers a new era for their Tenant Purchase Scheme customers empowering them to make payments from the comfort of their homes through M-pesa wherever they are, and at any time,” said Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, Chief Financial Services Officer, Safaricom.

“NSSF has adopted a strategy to go digital by placing all our services at the convenience and comfort of our customers. Partnering with Safaricom has made it possible to achieve this goal by taking advantage of the unique, world-class capabilities they provide through M-PESA,” said Dr. Anthony Omerikwa, CEO, National Social Security Fund.

The service also seeks to combat the spread of Coronavirus by providing the Scheme’s members with a cashless payment solution which helps them limit their movement and physical contact when making payments.

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Jambojet Reduces Flights to Local Destinations

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Following a decline in passenger numbers due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Jambojet wishes to inform its customers and the general public that we have reduced our flight frequencies to all local destinations to operate with effect from 20th March 2020.

  1. Mombasa – 28 weekly flights
  2. Malindi – 10 weekly flights
  3. Ukunda – 7 weekly flights
  4. Kisumu – 13 weekly flights
  5. Eldoret – 13 weekly flights

All affected passengers have been contacted and updates to their flight schedule communicated. We sincerely regret the inconvenience this will cause.

The airline encouraged passengers to adhere to essential travel during this period as relevant agencies work towards containing the spread of the virus.

Jambojet has placed the safety of its customers and employees as its top priority and advised them to exercise caution and adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health.

 “We shall continue to assess the situation and review the schedules from time to time depending on the volume of bookings,” read a statement from Jambojet

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Betway Casino is back.

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Betway casino is back. With an array of different casino options including slot games, tables, video poker, and scratch games, Betway continues to show its commitment to providing an exceptional gaming experience to its customers.

The platform offers popular games such as kings of cash, roulette, deuces wild poker, playboy and cash of kingdoms that are available for players to try your luck on. Each game has a minimum wager tagged to it.

With the recent suspension of sports leagues across the world following the outbreak of the Corona Virus, this product will offer an alternative for gamers to continue entertaining themselves.

Apart from the casino, online gamers also gave the option of eSports which are competitive level gaming that involves teams of people playing games against each other at a professional level, regularly winning huge sums of money as prizes.

For more of these markets and experience please visit https://www.betway.co.ke

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