Rachel Okumu News

Kakamega county bars patients without identity cards access to referral hospital

- A section of patients decried being denied access to Kakamega County Referral Hospital because they did not have identity cards - Kakamega Health Executive Rachel Okumu said directive was aimed at enhancing safety for patients and staff - She said in creased cases of relatives abandoning sick relatives informed the move - There was also a concern of patients using health insurance cards of their relatives - She said emergency cases would be addressed uniquely Kakamega county has vowed it will not stop from barring patients without official identification documents access to public hospitals.

Tuko , Kenya Dec 15, 2018

Hospital demands IDs of patients, relatives

County health executive Rachel Okumu said that the hospital has the problem of patients sneaking away without paying bills.

The Star , Kenya Dec 5, 2018