The Kenyan health care system is not comparable to that of Switzerland. Not every patient can afford treatment. Also, quite little technology is used. The government is training its employees to catch up.
A patient at Rhine Valley Hospital pays 50 Kenyan shillings for a consultation. If a laboratory test is required, the amount increases up to 150 Ksh depending on the type of test. If a patient is poor and cannot afford the cost of the drug, staff inform management. This is because there are a number of factors to confirm before declaring a waiver of billing.
For medicines, the hospital charges between 20 and 100 Ksh. The amount depends on the type of drug prescribed. Treatment with antibiotics is more expensive than treatment with a blood pressure lowering agent.
The use of technology is a major challenge for Kenyan healthcare workers. Many older employees are not familiar with the technology and struggle to use it properly. The Kenyan government provides intensive training for its healthcare workers. However, there is still a great need in this regard.
So there is a little bit of change, but in this case they need to do more. To date, reports are only recorded electronically for the treatment of malaria. There are plans to expand to HIV, diabetes and cancer. The government classifies these diseases as natural disasters.
To do a good job, we will have to use a laptop or tablet for this in the future.
Only a small percentage of the Kenyan population has health insurance. Insufficient insurance benefits are available. This particularly affects poor people and less the rich or civil servants.