Arrow Web Hospital Director has been arraigned in court and charged with making false insurance statements in for the purpose of obtaining payment benefits.
Bramwel Jackson Simiyu was charged with falsifying National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) forms and obtained a payment benefits of Sh. 31.3 million from the insurer.
Simiyu is alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates between 1st July and 31st December 2016 at his hospital in Kayole, Nairobi jointly with another not before court.
The accused denied the charges before Milimani Courts Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi. He was released on a bond of Sh. 5million or alternative cash bail of Sh. 2million.
The case will be heard on 16th November 2017.
Sources say that the hospital came under investigations after the NHIF CEO requested that investigations be carried out on alleged cases of claims and benefits fraud within hospitals and insurer’s staff.
It is alleged that during the investigations, it was found that some of the NHIF forms had similar handwriting meaning that the forms were not filled by individual members as per requirement and signatures differed from the ones on the member’s National ID.