Now Private Firms Eye State Hospitals, by Luke Mulunda
Tuesday, April 5, 2005
Yesterday, the Kenya Health Federation said given the chance, the private sector could put up a basic structure that would avail quality healthcare to all Kenyans.
“The government should at least contract out badly run and managed facilities to us,” said Maliti, who also doubles as the executive director of the Kenya Private Sector Foundation. “This will be consistent with its commitment to a market-driven economy where private enterprise plays a major role in developing goods and services.”
The federation has presented to the ministry a three-tier health services delivery system, which proposes, among other things, a general tax-funded heath care plan to cater for the poor and vulnerable who, it says, have been excluded by the current cost-sharing system.
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Source: The East African Standard (Nairobi)