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Kenyans face rise in medical costs

05 July 2012, 09:07

Nairobi - Patients seeking medical care in private hospitals are set to pay higher in the coming months as the service providers struggle to match recent public sector wage increments that have eroded their ability to employ and retain top notch doctors.

According to Business Daily, The Kenya Private Health Providers Consortium (PHP), an association of private hospitals, says consumers should expect a 20 per cent increase in the cost of healthcare as the service providers move to raise the revenues they need to match doctors’ salaries in the public service.

In a letter to the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) board, private hospitals said that in a bid to cope with the escalating labour costs they have no choice but to increase the cost of services by an average of 20 per cent.

- For more visit Business Daily


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