7-10,000 Kenyans travel abroad for treatment every year

The Standard Digital has quoted that between 7,000 and 10,000 Kenyans travel abroad for specialised treatment every year, according to a 2016/2017 ministry report, spending between Sh7-10 billion. Kenya handles up to 5,000 cases of foreigners mainly from the neighbouring countries earning the country just Sh3 billion.

The article also announced that Kenya’s National Hospital Insurance Fund has confirmed that it no longer refers cardiac patients abroad after local hospitals started performing the same procedures.