Governor Sonko orders release of patients held in County hospitals

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has ordered the immediate and unconditional release of all patients who have been unable to clear medical bills in Nairobi county hospitals.

Speaking while marking the Good Deeds Day at City Hall, Sonko said the county government will settle the pending bills of the patients. He stated that the outstanding debt for all of the patients is just over Ksh1 million.

A report by the Ministry of Health put the number of patients detained in various hospitals at 184 while 387 bodies have not been released for burial for non-payment of almost Ksh6 billion.