M.P Shah Hospital Maternity Charges

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M.P. Shah Hospital Maternity charges are based on whether a pregnant mother delivers through cesarean or normal delivery.

M.P. Shah Hospital is a multi-super-specialty, state-of-the art, tertiary care hospital with a current capacity of 200 fully functional operational beds, 30 dedicated critical care beds, 10 renal dialysis units and 12 chemotherapy units.

MP Shah Hospital acknowledges that pregnancy is an exciting time for women and their families and offers a range of services to meet individual needs. At MP Shah Hospital, you have variety of choices of maternity care available to you.

Your choice depends on:

  1. Your wishes
  2. Issues that arose in a previous pregnancy
  3. Any medical conditions that you now have
  4. Conditions that may arise in this pregnancy
  5. Where you reside

Your choices include:

  • Hospital Doctor based care
  • Midwifery care
  • Private obstetric care

Summary of Maternity Packages and Costs

We will first take a quick look at the summary of key costs, and then get into the details further on.

  • Normal Delivery – KES 99,000/-
  • C-Section Delivery – KES 220,000/-
  • Ante-natal Package – KES 27,800/-

All the above costs are exclusive of NHIF benefit, meaning if you are not registered for NHIF, or are registered but for any reason NHIF does not honour your benefit, you will meet the cost reimbursable by NHIF in addition to the cost of the package.

Note: Elective Caesarean section is not covered with this package the full bill is payable by the patient.

Now let us examine the facilities and other key considerations:

General Hospital Profile

What facilities are available at the Hospital? Among the most critical ones to know are the following:

  • Number of maternity beds – 17 beds
  • Does the hospital have a dedicated paediatric unit? – YES
  • Does the hospital have a theatre? – YES
  • Does the hospital have an intensive care unit (ICU)? – YES
  • Does the hospital have a high dependency unit (HDU? – YES
  • Does the hospital have oxygen facilities? – YES

Duration in Maternity

Once admitted at the Maternity Unit of the Hospital, the length of your stay will be determined by your condition before, during and after delivery. However, if you face no complications, the following is the generally expected stay:

  • Average no. of days in maternity – Normal Delivery – 2 days
  • Average no. of days in maternity – C-Section Delivery – 5 days
  1.   Normal Delivery Maternity Package

Pregnancy and birth care at this hospital/facility starts with antenatal clinic booking, and ends when the baby is 6 weeks old. Here is what you can expect in terms of services under the normal delivery maternity package:

  1. a) Eligibility for a Normal Maternity Delivery Package

 

In order to be considered for the package a client must:

  • Be attending their antenatal clinics
  • Be less than 29 weeks gestation
  • To qualify for the package, the full package amount must be paid upfront before 30 weeks gestation
  1. b) Pre-delivery care
  • Antenatal clinic – 8 visits
  • Antenatal profile – YES
  • Ultrasound scans – YES
  • Drugs and other effects (pre-natal) – YES
  • Iron Supplements included in package – YES
  1. c) During labour
  • Labour ward bed – YES
  • Epidural – Not offered
  1. d) During delivery

(i) The following are the caregiver options available at the hospital:

  • Delivery by Resident (Hospital) Obstetrician – YES
  • Delivery by Own (Private) Obstetrician – YES
  • Delivery by Resident (Hospital) Midwife – NO
  • Delivery by Own (Private) Midwife – NO
  • Examination by Resident (Hospital) Gynaecologist – YES
  • Examination by Own (Private) Gynaecologist – YES

(ii) Type of ward

  • General – YES, as part of the maternity package
  • Duplex – Add 2,000 KES / day
  • Private room – Add 11,000 KES / day

(iii) Modes of delivery

  • Induction – YES, as part of the maternity package
  • Vacuum delivery – NO
  • Special delivery (e.g. water bath) – NO
  1. e) After delivery

(i) Surgical procedures

  • Episiotomy – YES, as part of the maternity package
  • Removal of retained placenta – YES, as part of the maternity package

(ii) Infant care

  • New-born examination by Resident (Hospital) Paediatrician – YES
  • New-born examination by own (Private) Paediatrician – YES
  • Breastfeeding training – YES, as part of the maternity package

(iii) Drugs and other effects (post-natal)

  • Recovery drugs on discharge included in package – YES
  • Maternity Pads – YES
  • Post-natal physiotherapy – YES
  • Postnatal clinic – Not part of the package
  1. f) Other considerations

(i) Visiting Hours

  • Morning – 11 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Lunch time visits – NO
  • Evening – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

(ii) Visitor rules

  • Outside meals allowed – YES
  • Visitor seats available in ward – YES; at least one seat

(iii) Spouse support rules

  • Unrestricted spouse visits allowed – YE
  • Spouse allowed in labour ward – YES
  • Spouse allowed in delivery room – YES
  • Spouse allowed in theatre – YES

(iv) Entertainment

  • Entertainment in general ward – YES, TV available
  • Entertainment in private room – YES, TV available
  1.   C-Section Delivery Maternity Package

Note: Elective Caesarean section is not covered with this package the full bill is payable by the patient.

  1. a) Pre-delivery care
  • Antenatal clinic – 8 visits
  • Antenatal profile – YES
  • Ultrasound scans – YES
  • Drugs and other effects (pre-natal) – YES
  • Iron Supplements included in package – YES
  1. b) During labour
  • Labour ward bed – YES
  1. c) During delivery
  • Delivery by Resident (Hospital) Surgeon – YES
  • Delivery by Own (Private) Surgeon – YES

(i) Type of ward

  • General – YES, as part of the maternity package
  • Duplex – Add KES 2,000
  • Private room – Add KES 11,000

(ii) Services and supplies

  • Theatre is available on site
  • Anaesthetist is part of the package
  • Drugs, disposables and other items used in theatre are part of the package

(iii) Newborn Care

  • New-born examination by Resident (Hospital) Paediatrician – YES, as part of maternity package
  • New-born examination by Own (Private) Paediatrician – YES
  • Baby nursery – YES
  • Breastfeeding training – YES, as part of maternity package

(iv) Drugs and other effects (post-natal)

  • Recovery drugs on discharge included in package – YES, subject to medical specific condition
  • Post-natal physiotherapy – YES
  • Postnatal clinic – NO
  1.   What is NOT included in the Maternity Packages

The following is a list of situations and complications excluded from the packages:

  • a) Admission more than 2 days bills for Normal Delivery to be paid in full from 3rd day.
    b) Admission for more than 5 days bills for Cesarean Section to be paid in full from the 6th day.
  • c) Vacuum delivery, complicated delivery, twins/breech delivery or instruments used for delivery attract an additional charge of KES 27,000/-
  • d) Mother’s sanitary pack are available at an extra charge (in addition to the maternity package cost)
  • e) Baby item pack is also available at an additional charge
  • f) Resuscitation of new-born – if deemed necessary – will attract additional charges
  • g) In the labour ward two people are allowed while in the delivery only one is allowed, however immediately after delivery the birth partner is NOT allowed.
  • The package may change according to the type of delivery and the outcome.
  •  Any investigations e.g. ultra sound, blood gases for antenatal profile etc. will be charged separately.
  • No refunds are given on maternity packages
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