MP Shah Hospital under fire over ‘exorbitant’ bill

Kenyans on social media are unhappy after hospital billed a family of a woman who was stabbed by thugs and died 12 hours later a total of Ksh 858,355.

MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi is on the spot over a nearly Ksh 900,000 it is demanding from the family of a young woman who was stabbed by thugs and died under their care barely 12 hours later.

According to activist Boniface Mwangi and the lady, identified as Matilda was admitted on Wednesday 11th April at around 9.30pm and died at 10 in the morning of Thursday, 12th April.

“I have spoken to Rose, Matilda’s sister who took her to @MPShahhospital. Matilda was admitted on Wednesday 11th April, night and died in the morning, Thursday, 12th April. She was a patient at MP Shah for about 12hrs. The outstanding bill is 858,355.00!” Mwangi tweeted Friday morning.

Strangely, a letter written by the hospital’s management, which was posted on Twitter by a group calling itself Wanjiku Revolution, to the late woman’s family to enable them set up a Safaricom Pay Bill Number indicates she is still admitted there. It is dated April 18, six days after she had passed on.

The issue has generated fire with Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) hitting out on hospitals for charging exorbitant fees and detaining deceased persons.

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