Patients who had pending bills at the Coast General Hospital and Port Reitz level 4 hospital were granted a labour day gift after the Mombasa governor, Hassan Joho directed that bills owed by patients at the facilities be offset.
Speaking during Labour Day celebrations, Mombasa County Executive for Health, Dr. Khadijah Shikelly said it has become a tradition to mark Labour Day by looking into issues pressing Mombasa residents and easing their lives as citizens.
In his communication, the governor had directed the Department of Health to waive bills for patients in the two hospitals who had been discharged but were unable to settle their bills due to financial constraints.
The governor said it was a good gesture to relieve people of the disease burden caused by poor health and wished those unwell at hospitals good health and happiness.
Joho commended the workers in the county who work tirelessly for their continued efforts to ensure the residents of Mombasa County were served to satisfaction.
He observed it was through the health workers dedication that the recent cholera scare was effectively contained before devastating the county in health and wealth.
By Joseph Kamolo