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Government Slashes Doctors’ Professional Fees By 20 Percent

The Ministry of Health through has announced reduction of doctors' professional/ consultation fees by 20 percent. Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki had commissioned the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MP&DB) to review the fees following a recommendation to slash the amount by the National Assembly's Department Committee of Health. The committee...
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Yvonne Okwara Appointed As USN Supplements Ambassador In Kenya

Citizen TV presenter Yvonne Okwara has been appointed as the Ultimate Sports Nutrition (USN) supplements ambassador in Kenya 2019. Yvonne has been actively involved in the gym for over a year now and has been quite consistent and dedicated in her fitness journey. She has frequently posted videos of...

Scientists In UK Developing Breathalyser Cancer Detector

Most cancer cases are detected at advanced stages, which makes treatment a bit hard hence the escalated cases of cancer deaths in the world. However, this could be a thing of the past if scientist succeed it trials of a new Breath Biopsy device is being trialled in the...

Nairobi Hospital CEO Gordon Odundo Sent On Compulsory Leave

Nairobi hospital has confirmed that CEO Gordon Odundo has not been suspended from the hospital but has taken a compulsory leave to give room for the forensic audit. Odundo will be on leave for the next 90 days. "The Board has asked the Chief Executive Officer to proceed...
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Man Drags Marie Stopes To Court After Wife Gets Pregnant Despite Undergoing Vasectomy

A man is in distress after his wife got pregnant despite him undergoing a vasectomy in March 2004. Samuel Gatenjwa has sued Marie Stopes and wants a detailed explanation from the doctor as to why the operation failed even after they assured him that it was going to...
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Doctors Ban Marie Stopes From Conducting Abortions

Marie Stopes has been banned by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board from conducting abortions in Kenya. The board further advised the health service provider against publishing misleading information on its website. The facility has also been directed to submit, within 60 days, a report of the reviewed guidelines "to conform...

Nurses’ Union Boss Seth Panyako Arrested Over KNH Nurses’ Strike

Kenya National Nurses Union (KNUN) secretary general Seth Panyako among other officials have been arrested by the police for allegedly inciting nurses at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) to strike. The arrest was instigated by KNH security boss Manase Mukhwana who termed Panyako as an outsider meddling with KNH...

All You Need To Know About The New Medical Cover For Secondary School Students By NHIF

In April 2018 the Ministry of Education and National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) entered into a contract to offer a unique comprehensive medical insurance cover for public secondary school students. The insurance covers students for the duration of full-time study at public secondary schools. The students started accessing...

KNH Nurse Mildred Akinyi Hospitalised After Assault by Relatives of Patient

Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) Nurse Mildred is now hospitalised after getting assaulted by 5 relatives of a patient she was attending to but later died. According to hospital sources, Nurse Mildred Akinyi was breaking the news to the five relatives (one male and four females) when they pounced...
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Government Of Tanzania Bans Adverts On Family Planning

The government of Tanzania has banned advertising of family planning methods after the president had declared those who practice the said methods as lazy. 'Those that are going for family planning are lazy, they do not want to work to feed a large family,' President Maghufuli stated. He said...

New Panadol Tablet To Relieve Pain Faster, Says Manufacturer

British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has unveiled a new Panadol product that relieves pain fast. Panadol Extra with Optizorb contains a formulae that combines paracetamol, caffeine and Optizorb technology to create a product that is absorbed faster in the stomach, the company said. Speaking during the launch of the...
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Durex Recalls Real Feel Condoms Batches Over Durability Concerns

Durex has recalled the Real Feel condoms over results showing that they did not pass the shelf-durability test. The company posted on their media page saying certain products sold in the UK, Poland and Ireland do not meet the international ISO standards. ​ "Our internal testing has shown...

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