Kenyans have been warned against seeking ICU treatment from three institutions that have also been fined Sh500,000.
On Friday the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council issued a statement warning the public against Apex home healthcare, Utunzaji home, and Nursing care, and Wholistic Nursing care.
Further, the KMPDC asked the three facilities to pull down advertisements they had placed claiming to offer home-based ICU care at a prescribed fee.
Statement Cautioning Kenyans
In the advertisement, Apex home healthcare said they were offering ICU home-based care at Ksh15,000 per day for a minimum of 10 days while Wholistic Nursing care charged Sh10,000 per day.
“The Council wishes to advise members of the public to TAKE CAUTION that the above-mentioned institutions have not been registered by any of the regulatory bodies and their advertisements are misleading and geared towards obtaining money by false pretence,” the statement read in part.
“Intensive care is specialized treatment provided by trained health professionals who include medical specialists, critical care nurses, Pharmacists among others. Further, the equipment used in ICU care includes the following and other medical consumables; ICU bed with a flexible mattress, uninterrupted Oxygen supply, Ventilator, blood gas analyzer, patient monitor, infusion pumps, defibrillator, and trained critical care staff,” it continued.