Mr John Mwangi Chege, a resident of Eldoret town has every reason to rejoice as he has been released from the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret, after being admitted there for three years. John was admitted there after suffering from Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDRTB) and was treated till he was fully cured, only for him to relapse and suffer a total lung collapse.
He has since been fully dependent on supplemental oxygen fully provided for by MTHR, free of charge. According to the hospital’s CEO Dr.Wilson K. Aruasa, this was made possible by a systematic approach in place, right from the hospital to the Ministry of Health which makes it possible for patients like Chege to receive the highest attainable standard of care at MTRH through Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
“The hospital supported John in paying his National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) arrears which had accrued during his Hospital stay and also waived a bill of Sh 630,000,” he added.
The patient, who lost his entire family to the 2007/08 post election violence will now be taken care of by the International Vision Center (IVC) Church-Eldoret led by Bishop Joseph Likavo, with support from MTRH. The bishop lauded MTRH for their excellent work treating Mr. Chege and promised to ensure the patient receives maximum support during his time recuperating at the church’s IVC Homecare.