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Apollo Hospitals Serve Medical Treatment to 13 Kenyan MPs and Senators, Observes an Increasing Inflow of Kenyan Patients in India

  • Almost 13 MPs and Senators from Kenya have been having multiple treatments at the different outlets of Apollo Hospital in India. 
  • Amongst them Francis Munyua Waititu, the MP of Juja, has received a successful brain cancer treatment at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital during his 7 weeks stay in the country.
  • According to Waititu, in stead of seeking proper treatment, people in Kenya keep it a secret because of the stigma involved with chronic disease of cancer.
  • But, on the contrary, several Kenyans are to be found in different healthcare centres in India seeking treatment, he adds.
  • Statistics explain that almost 40,000 Kenyans are affected by cancer and other malignancies and about 10,000 Kenyans travel abroad for their treatment each year.     
  • The conditions for which a treatment is majorly sought for are renal diseases, cancer, spine problems, joint issues, connective tissue disorders and vascular disorders.
  • Apart from the dearth of medical expertise in the country, long waiting times also compel Kenyans to opt for medical travel.


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Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 21-Mar-2018

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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