Kijabe Mission Hospital has come under public scrutiny over a huge bill for a patient who was died on the operation table, two days after his admission.
According to a Twitter post by activist Boniface Mwangi, the late Gordon Okeyo was admitted at AIC Kijabe Hospital for 2 days.
Mr Mwangi adds that the deceased's brother "says he went in for surgery, died on the table. Theatre bill Sh313,000".
Fraud in hospital billings takes the form of staff given unrealistic revenue targets. As a result, they lie through billings - some even take or purport to take unauthorized HIV tests, indicate unrealistic number of surgery materials like gloves, list expensive medicine - among others
Increasingly many hospitals, including Mater Hospital in Nairobi, have been reported to Cofek to be exploiting patients.
Expecting mothers who could deliver naturally are either induced into or forced into cesarean section a delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus.
Top hospitals, like Nairobi, are said to scare patients who drive themselves to hospital - into admission. In Mater case, for instance, kin of the deceased told Cofek that a patien drove himself into hospital - urged into admission and offered strong antibiotics which destroyed his organs - later left the hospital as a corpse.
In the same Mater Hospital, a patient lost his belongings shortly after admission.
The complaints on Nairobi Hospital are many including this case, which led to then CEO and current Health Secretary Dr Cleopa Mailu instructing a key law firm against Cofek.
Fraud in hospitals involving insurance is equally common.
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