Court declines to stop NHIF from reducing dialysis fees

Court declines to stop NHIF from reducing dialysis fees

Economy

Court declines to stop NHIF from reducing dialysis fees

Tuesday January 11 2022 nhif

NHIF Building in Upper Hill, Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG

By JOSEPH WANGUI
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Summary

  • The High Court has declined to halt enforcement of a decision by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to cut renal dialysis payments from Sh9,500 to Sh6,000.
  • The NHIF paid the amount for 295,563 claims for patients who sought renal dialysis in the year June 2020 to June 2021, highlighting the growing cases of kidney ailments and non-communicable lifestyle diseases among Kenyans.

The High Court has declined to halt enforcement of a decision by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to cut renal dialysis payments from Sh9,500 to Sh6,000.

Justice Roselyne Aburili refused to grant an interim order requested by Kennedy Omolo Anjejo, a patient, who wanted the court to slam the…

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