Detained patients in the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, in August. Photo: AP

‘We can’t let people leave if they don’t pay’: the hospitals that become prisons for the poor

  • Hospitals in 30 countries illegally detain patients using armed guards, locked doors and even chains to hold people who have not paid their bill
  • Kenyan hospitals and morgues are also holding hundreds of bodies until relatives can pay up, government officials say
Topic |   Africa

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Detained patients in the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, in August. Photo: AP
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