The exorbitant Sh60,000 doctors charge to circumcise children will have to come down, their board has proposed.
The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board yesterday suggested, after a public outcry and a stormy meeting, that fees charged in private hospitals be cut by 20 per cent.
The meeting was convened to review the 2016 professional fees guidelines for medical and dental practitioners after MPs and Health CS Sicily Kariuki complained they were too costly.
Board chairman George Magoha said all the proposals made yesterday will be submitted to the Health CS on Friday this week.
“An ad hoc committee formed by the board had suggested 20 per cent reduction on the minimum and maximum charges, but the full board decided to only slash the maximum fees,” Magoha said.