A Nakuru based cancer hospital, Alexandria Cancer Centre and Palliative Care Hospital is embroiled in a vicious Sh3.8million debt row with a pharmaceutical firm, PSM Pharmaceuticals Limited over unsettled debt spanning over six years now.
Patel Satish, director of PSM Pharmaceuticals Ltd accuse Dr Elias Melly, the director of Alexandria Hospital of issuing bad cheques and declining to honour payments for cancer drugs supplied to the hospital between 2015 and 2016.
However, speaking to The Informer on phone, Melly denied the claims saying the hospital owes the drug firm Sh1.6million and not for the duration stated.
“I am very surprised he is accusing us of fraud and we are in talks with him. We do not deny owing him money but it is not Sh3.8million. I have confirmed with my team the amount owed is Sh1.6million.” Melly said.
He added, “I had given an offer on how to settle the debt but he came up with a counter offer. Whenever we issue cheques, we request him to confirm with us before depositing them. This humanitarian services we do. We are owed a lot of money by NHIF and insurance. We cannot turn away patients because we are owed money.” Melly said when contacted on phone.
The matter has already been reported and is under investigation at Kilimani Police Station, Nairobi.
Alexandria Cancer Hospital has specialised in offering cancer treatment in both Nakuru and at their Eldoret subsidiary.