Increasing NHIF-approved facilities is a healthy step
The doubling of the number of hospital accredited by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) comes as a relief to many Kenyans who lack access to primary healthcare.For years, the low number of NHIF-accredited hospitals has put members at a disadvantage by limiting their choices and increasing medical bills paid out of pocket.The health facilities have risen from 4,281 in 2017 to 8,189 in June this year. Of the 3,908 new healthcare providers, 3,094 are government dispensaries and health centres.More members who live in rural areas will now be able to access proper healthcare from doctors i...
Two dead, hundreds affected by chicken contamination in Jordan
AMMAN: When Abeer Saeed, 40 years old, and her family wanted a shawarma sandwich, they did not expect to end up in the local hospital. Saeed and her husband, two daughters and a niece live in Baqaa camp, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan.Talking to Arab News from a hospital bed, she said that soon after eating the chicken shawarma, she felt feverish, with sharp pain and diarrhea. The same symptoms were experienced by all other family members as they headed to the local hospital only to find tens of others suffering from what was believed to be food poisoning.Mohammad Abed, directo...
Giving Birth In Japan: A Lengthy Yet Salubrious Hospital Stay
Childbirth and pleasant hospital confinement do not exactly go together but in Japan, the two somewhat dovetail.Living as a foreigner in Japan has conveyed its own ups and downs but giving birth in Japan is probably one of the former that gaijin (foreigners) mothers can fully treasure. Though the procedure might differ now, following the Covid-19 ongoing pandemic, it is undeniable that the puerperal care and support provided through the hospital is persistently excellent.A survey conducted by UNICEF stated that Japan is the safest country for newborn babies in the first month of their lives. T...
Residents thank central government for support
By KATHY ZHANG in Hong Kong | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-08-03 07:15Hong Kong residents expressed gratitude on Sunday for the central government's assistance in setting up the city's first makeshift hospital, saying the help is timely and demonstrates the central government's sincere care for the city.The makeshift hospital, built with the help of mainland experts inside the AsiaWorld-Expo, near the airport, opened on Saturday. It has 500 beds and could accommodate a maximum of 2,000 patients in the future.The hospital has 31 lavatories, six mobile showers and two public lounges with sofas, t...
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'doing well' after checking out of hospital
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from a Manhattan hospital on Friday and is “doing well” at home, according to a spokeswoman.The 87-year-old justice, who’s been in and out of hospitals all year, was discharged from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on the Upper East Side after undergoing a precautionary procedure to adjust a bile duct stent, the spokeswoman said.The procedure is common and was performed to minimize the risk of future infection, the spokeswoman added.Earlier this month, Ginsburg, a four-time cancer survivor, had the stent cleaned out at a Baltimore ho...
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COVID-19: 10 health workers, 68 patients quarantined at Kabale hospital
At least 10 health workers and about 68 patients at the medical ward of Kabale regional referral hospital in western Uganda have been quarantined after one of the patients tested positive for coronavirus.The acting Kabale district health officer, Mr Alfred Besigensi on Saturday said that samples had been drawn from the quarantined health workers and taken to the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe for testing.He said that the 56-year-old Coronavirus confirmed case had travelled from Kampala to Nyakijumba village in Kabale town. He was admitted at Kabale hospital with high tempera...
Amitabh Bachchan discharged from hospital
The 77 year old and his actor son, Abhishek, checked themselves into a Mumbai medical facility on 11 July (20) after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, for which they both tested positive.They were quarantined as they received treatment, but on Sunday (02Aug20), the family patriarch revealed he had finally tested negative, and was discharged from the Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital."I am back home in solitary quarantine," he told his Twitter fans, as he thanked his supporters for their prayers and gave a shout out to hospital staff for their "excellent care", which "made it possible for me ...
Hong Kong opens first makeshift hospital
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-08-02 08:07A 500-bed mobile-cabin hospital started operations on Saturday in Hong Kong, taking coronavirus patients with mild symptoms.In a first for the city, the design and operation of the newly-converted hospital at AsiaWorld-Expo received help from a team of experts from Central China's Hubei province, where the outbreak previously wreaked havoc.© Copyright 2020 China Daily Information Company. All Rights Reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Last COVID-19 patient recovers at Pakistan’sServices Hospital
Islamabad: Services Hospital of Lahore on Saturday declared the hospital was free of coronavirus cases as the last patient admitted at the hospital had recovered and returned home.Provincial Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid announced at a press conference that all 60 patients admitted at the hospital had fully recovered since the province reported a major decline in cases of coronavirus, 218 in the last 24 hours.The number was 988 on July 8. Besides, Punjab, a province of more than 100 million people, reported only two deaths in the same period.Dr Rashid, however, cautioned the public agai...
Hong Kong opens makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients
Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong opened a temporary field hospital with 500 beds on Saturday to house stable COVID-19 patients as the city battles a new wave of virus infections.The financial hub had been a poster child for tackling the coronavirus, with local transmissions all but ended by early summer.But since July the pathogen has returned, with some cases brought in by the tens of thousands of people who were exempted from a mandatory quarantine imposed on most arrivals.The opening of the hospital comes a day after city leader Carrie Lam announced the postponement of upcoming legislative elect...