The caesarean section is well-known as a C section in Kenya. This is a type of delivery where a mother doesn’t deliver normally. Therefore, an incision of the abdomen is conducted to pave way for the child.
Some of the complications that may lead to c section include; if the cervix isn’t opening enough despite strong contractions, abnormal positioning of the baby, fetal distress, and cord prolapse among others.
In some other cases, a woman may decide to undergo the caesarean section delivery on their own due to their own reasons. Therefore in such a situation, the experts recommend that it should be done 39 weeks or later in the pregnancy.
The cost of C Section in Kenya ranges from as low as Ksh.100,000 to as high as Ksh.270,000. The cost varies depending on the hospital of choice. Besides, the cost can be affordable if you are using insurance cover such as NHIF where you can part which some little cash compared to the average.
Does NHIF Cover C Section in Kenya?
Wondering whether National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) covers caesarean section in Kenya? Well, the answer is yes, NHIF covers the c section. The NHIF board raised an amount from Ksh. 18,000 to Ksh. 30,000 to cover for caesarean section. This has greatly helped women access affordable services in different hospitals.
In addition, for those who are not well off, NHIF has really played a very big impact on them on matters of health. Each Kenyan has the responsibility of registering with the NHIF to enjoy its benefits.
I am sure by now you know all about caesarean section delivery that is; how it is conducted, why it is conducted and the cost that is required. Most hospitals are well equipped with a full-grown theatre to undertake caesarean deliveries. In addition, you can use your NHIF to cater for the payment.