Mandera Hospital spends Ksh. 1bn treating immigrants
Mandera Governor Cpt. Ali Roba has raised concerns about the high number of immigrants being treated at the Mandera Referral Hospital which according to him is putting a strain on the health docket. According to data released by the County about 40% of patients being treated at the hospital are non-residents from neighbouring Ethiopiapia and Somalia.
The report which also said about Ksh. 1bn is spent on the treatment of foreighners. The large number is believed to be as a result of outbreak of diseases and frequent Al-Shabaab attacks which keeps increasing the number. “It is quite unethical to turn away patients as that might result into avoidable deaths,” said the Governor. The Governor admits that being neighbours demands them to help in time of need but urged the Government to add some more cash to the Health docket.