Sh3.8 billion NHIF funds went to cancer treatment in 2021

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Sh3.8 billion NHIF funds went to cancer treatment in 2021
Sh3.8 billion NHIF funds went to cancer treatment in 2021

Africa-Press – Kenya. A total of Sh3.8 billion went to cancer treatment last year alone.

National Hospital Insurance Fund CEO Peter Kamunyo has said this is accounting for 6 per cent of the total expenditure on claims last year.

Forty per cent of the amount went to chemotherapy, 23 per cent on surgeries with the remaining amount being distributed to other cancer treatment processes such as radiotherapy and imaging.

In total, NHIF catered for 47,000 cancer patients last year.

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