We found treatment and a new lease of life in Indian hospitals

Raphael King'ara (left) and Millicent Njeri during the interview on September 20, 2013. JENNIFER MUIRURI (NAIROBI) story Joy Wanja

What you need to know:

  • Njeri is among a growing number of Kenyans, who seek treatment abroad, with India emerging as a global healthcare destination
  • Though there are relatively few patients from Africa that travel to the Asian giant, the numbers are expected to swell as populations age and health costs balloon in Kenya
  • Hospitals in India have become so popular because they offer comprehensive pay packages.

Millicent Njeri had been on the waiting list for a kidney transplant at a Nairobi hospital for six months, but the operation was postponed three times.

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