Gertrude’s Children Hospital has finally released the body of 13-year-old Brian Kimani Njoroge which had been detained for the last four months over a bill amounting to Ksh.17.8 million.
The hospital announced on Tuesday that the body had been released to the family unconditionally.
13-year-old Brian Kimani was undergoing treatment for Leukaemia at the Gertrudes’ Children Hospital for five and a half months before he passed away.
His family was forced to hold a burial for their son without his body on March 11 in Gatuikira, Kiambu County after they were unable to settle the pending bill.
Family and friends of Brian Kimani gathered at the ACK St. Stephens Church in Gatuikira where the boys image silently graced the altar for the memorial service.
At the time of the mock burial, the bill had dropped from Ksh.17.8 million to Ksh.11.9 million after Gertrude’s Children Hospital waived off Ksh.1.5 million, with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) settling Ksh.668,000. This, together with other payments done from donations, left the outstanding bill at Ksh.11.9 million.
Gertrude’s Children Hospital, however, insisted on withholding the body until the family finds a way to settle the Ksh.11.9 million bill accrued following the treatment Brian received at the facility for 5 months.
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