How Kenyan Doctors are Bribed To Refer Cancer Patients to India for Treatment


Rent-looking for specialists are stashing up to Sh100,000 for each patient they allude abroad for specific treatment, a growth pros hall bunch has said as the stash of hard money spent on medicinal tourism hits new highs.

The Kenya Network of Cancer Organizations said profound stashed remote doctor’s facilities have set up a cartel of deceitful medicinal specialists to guarantee a steady stream of patients. “It is known and I can go on record saying that some human services suppliers are getting kickbacks of up to $1,000 (Sh102,000) per quiet alluded to healing facilities in India for disease treatment that Kenya has ability to handle,” said administrator David Makumi, who is additionally an oncologist.


“By and by, I have been drawn nearer (by the specialists of remote clinics) yet when I undermined to report them to the counter debasement organization, they took off,” he said in Nairobi on Thursday amid the dispatch of American Cancer Society Source Program.
Kenya has of late built up a significant ability to treat tumor. Specialists, in any case, say radiotherapy framework in private clinics is unmoving 40 for every penny of the time.

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On Thursday, Dr Makumi said as opposed to being inspired by clinical judgment, the choice to send patients for treatment to another country has generally been driven by business thought of a few specialists.

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