Dar es Salaam regional commander Lazaro Mambosasa has revealed that the Aga Khan Hospital is under investigations for allegedly overcharging those admitted at the hospital with breathing problems.
According to media reports from Tanzania, several people suffering from what they are saying to be "acute pneumonia" which has COVID-19 like symptoms such as difficulties in breathing, are being charged a huge amount of money for treatment.
Mambosasa said the hospital is now under probe to determine if the allegations are true.
In Kenya, the Aga Khan Hospital is among the top hospitals that have played key roles in treating the deadly COVID-19 disease.
Several prominent people have bee getting treatment at the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19
More so, treatment for COVID-19 has been expensive, with some hospitals forced to charge up to KSh71,000 for a single day spent in the intensive care unit and on the ventilator.
The case could be the same in Tanzania, where several cases of breathing problems are being experienced, which are forcing hospitals to put patients on oxygen machines and ventilators to help them in breathing.
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform