American investors take over troubled Nairobi Women’s Hospital

The Nairobi Women's hospital that has been taken over by US investors PHOTO COURTESY

The Nairobi Women’s Hospital has appointed a 3-member committee to oversee the management of the hospital.

The chief executive officer Dr. Felix Wanjala was forced to step aside following allegations of fraudulent claims that saw insurance companies drop the hospital from their list of accredited service providers.

The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Union (KMPDU) is also expected to undertake an internal review and independent inspection of the hospital.

The hospital was subjected to auditing, by an independent party which will be the Kenya Medical Practitioners and dentists union.

The union is expected to carry out an internal review of the systems and medical records to ascertain claims that doctors at the hospital had been given targets by the management to earn income from admitting patients and charging insurers.

The three-member operating committee comprises of Evercare representatives to oversee the hospital management /

The hospital troubles started after leaked conversations that showed how the hospital bosses set daily targets for the number of patients that would be admitted and discharged regardless of whether they are required to be admitted.

The Association of Kenya Insurers on Wednesday announced that all medical insurers had suspended Nairobi women’s hospital from their list of accredited service providers from February 5.