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NHIF Heist: Blowing cover on how millions are swindled through fictitious private hospital claims

Brian Obuya

A4T grantee and  KTN journalist, Brian Obuya, has published a story that he has been investigating on fraudulent claims that have cost millions of shillings at the National Hospital Insurance fund.

A report that was done by the Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission (EACC) unveiled that NHIF subscribers were paying 5000 percent more in order to get medical attention at some of the medical facilities.

The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mr. Noordin Haji said that, the systems have been charging more than what is required and main concerns have been noted on social responsibility problems and benefits.

Witnesses also said that, many registered medical practitioners who are involved and are part of a cartel that forges patient statements claiming to have received various treatments and procedures.

For more information, click here https://youtu.be/TExaWrJOeBI to view the story that was broadcasted at KTN.

To check your NHIF account status via your mobile phone:
Compose a new sms, Type the letters “ID”, a space, then your ID number (or passport number if applicable) e.g ID 12345678. Send to 21101. Note: Charge for this service is Kshs 10 only.

Caroline Giathi

The author Caroline Giathi

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