No value for Kenyans in costly medical services scheme

Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki gives senators insights on the Managed Equipment Service (Mes) programme on October 22, 2019. The programme has not achieved its intended purpose. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The scheme was initiated in 2015 as an alternative healthcare financing option to scale up access to specialised care.
  • The study recommends that national and county governments foster an inter-governmental framework approach for undertaking an evaluation and reconfiguration of the project.

There seems to be no end in sight to the controversy that has been the trademark of the Managed Equipment Service (Mes) programme, with a study by the Institute of Economic Affairs revealing that poor regulation of the project has increased financial and corruption risks.

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