The Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital wants patients who owe the hospital through unpaid medical bills amounting to Sh180 million to collect their collateral withheld by the hospital.
Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Wilson Aruasa said a total of 34,000 national identity cards, car logbooks, land title deeds and other collateral are being held by the second largest referral hospital in Kenya.
“We are calling on all those who left their identity cards that the hospital has decided to waive 50 per cent of all the fees they owe and they should take advantage of the gesture,” said Dr Aruasa.
This means that the hospital is writing off Sh90 million owed by patients.
“We are heading to the elections and we don’t want these 34,000 voters, whose IDs are lying in the hospital, to be denied chance to vote in 2017. Please come take your documents," said Dr Aruasa.
The CEO was speaking at the Iten Grounds during the launch of the "Springtime" medical equipment, which has ultrasound machines meant to serve expectant mothers in the rural areas as part of First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero mobile clinic campaign.
The event was also graced by Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, Nandi Senator Stephen Sang, Keiyo South MP Jackson Kiptanui and other county government officials.