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ALERT: Kenyans Warned About New Covid-19 ICU Beds Scam

The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC) has today, 16 April 2021, fined three health institutions a total of 1.5 million Kenyan shillings for misleading advertisements. The 3 are namely; Apex Home Healthcare, Utunzaji Home and Nursing Care and Wholistic Nursing Care.

CS Mutahi Kagwe, Ministry of Health [Photo/Courtesy]

According to KMPDC, their advertisements show that they are able to offer Home Bases ICU care in Covid-19 cases, something the council claims is impossible.

"We note that Intensive Care Unit (ICU) caters to patients with severe or life threatening illnesses or injuries which require constant care and supervision from a multi-disciplinary medical team," read the statement by KMPDC CEO Daniel Yumbya.

Apart from the large teams of medical experts required, the equipment list is as follows; ICU bed with a flexible mattress, uninterrupted oxygen supply, ventilator, blood gas analyzer, patient monitor, infusion pumps and defibrillator.

The public is warned that the above institutions are not registered with any health regulatory body and doing the false marketing for the purpose of defrauding the public.

The 3 institutions have been ordered to immediately pull down the advertisements and to pay a fine of 500,000 shillings each to the KMPDC.

This comes on the back of shortage of ICU beds due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. Kenyans can easily fall victim in a desperate measure to find a bed for a loved one.

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