MP Shah Hospital issues statement over outrageous bill
The body of the diseased has been detained
The hospital in its defense said that medical bills are not dictated only by the duration of stay in hospital, but also by the extent and complexity of the medical procedures given to the patient.
“The patient was brought in on the night of 11th April 2018 shortly before midnight after sustaining injuries which led to massive blood loss. As with protocol, in which every patient has the right to emergency treatment and due to her critical condition, she underwent emergency surgery by a multi-disciplinary team of surgeons. The patient was in critical state and needed life support in our Intensive Care Unit,” read part of the statement.
The statement was issued after Kenyans on social media protested the outrageous bill from the hospital.
One Matilda Anyango was rushed to MP Shah Hospital after she was stabbed by thugs in Kangemi Slums, on the night of April 11 but succumbed to her wounds 12 hours later.
The hospital then gave her family a bill of Sh858, 355.
The hospital has since detained the body Matilda until the full payment is settled.
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