The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) has assured members of the public that Jumuia Friends Hospital in Kaimosi is operational and denied media reports that the hospital has been closed.
In press statement sent to newsrooms on Monday, Rev. Cannon Peter Karanja, said even though the hospital is currently experiencing a short term cash flow challenge caused by the delay of remittances of Sh.47 million by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and other service providers, staff were available at the facility attending to patients.
“The cash flow has made the hospital delay the payment of staff for two months, as we owe them a total of Sh.7 million,” he said.
He said while in the company of the leaders of the Friends Church in Kenya who are in partnership with NCCK met the hospital staff and explained to them the cash flow status, and requested them to exercise patience.
Rev. Canon Karanja said they expect the remittance processes to be complete by the end of this week.
The prelate said NCCK recognizes and supports the role the media plays in society and urged journalists to always ascertain the accuracy of the content they publish for the sake of peace amongst Kenyans.
By Bernadette Khaduli