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COURTESY OF ATIKA SCHOOL
There are a number of rehabilitation centres in Kenya [Check list] that can absorb as much as the number of drug addicts from our society. However, not many families with patients can afford the charges slapped on the bill voucher at the end of every month he/she is attended to. This is due to the fact that 46% of the Kenyan population live below a dollar($) a day.
The cheapest rehabilitation centres such as Hema in Gesonso, Kisii charge from Ksh 30, 000/Month to the most expensive ones lying along Nairobi, Nakuru and Kiambu suburbs charging anything above 45, 000/month plus hidden charges.
This calls for medical Insurance covers such as National Insurance Hospital Fund (NHIF) and AON (a Gaelic word meaning one). Even though medical Insurance covers can chip in to relief the sponsor, its impact does very little to the brim of negligence. NHIF for example, covers medical bills of the patient to the limit which depends on your monthly contributions and/or whether you are a private contributor or a civil servant. In most cases, it covers only medical expenses which will be approximately 4% (Ksh. 6000/=) of your total medical bill as an inpatient. With private contributors, NHIF only covers up to Ksh. 30,000/= in a year.
Am not conversant with AON since they are new players in this society neither the health centres accredited to offer their services. Therefore, I would most likely concentrate on NHIF accredited health centres.
1. John Mututho Empowerment Centre (JOMEC)
2. BSR - BRAIN SPINE AND REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
3. Precision Counseling Institute
4. ELDORET HOSPITAL
5. NAIROBI WEST HOSPITAL
6. RETREAT REHAB CENTRE