Kenyan public hospital now offers weight loss surgery

 

According to KNH’s acting Chief Executive Officer Evanson Kamuri, Kenyans with weight problems no longer have to go abroad or visit expensive medical facilities to carry out weight reduction surgeries.

"I encourage Kenyans grappling with weight issues to visit Kenyatta because the government has built three more complexes for minor surgeries and now we can comfortably conduct three surgeries in a day," Kamuri explained.

This surgery at KNH, according to the article, costs less than Ksh 500,000 (US$5,000), while if performed abroad, the patient "will have to cough up nothing less than KsH1.5 million."

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