Ministry of Health Requirements for Approval of Kidney Transplant treatment in India

  1. Email print out sent to the Kenya medical practitioners and dentists council by local Nephrologist.
  2. Kenya medical practitioners and dentists council referral for overseas Kidney Transplant. Typed, stamped signatures by the registered Nephrologist in Kenya for the NHIF Kidney Transplant in India required.
  3. NHIF Kidney Transplant form, signed and stamped by the Nephrologist doctor and the principal member (referral for overseas treatment).
  4. A referral letter, typed original, and stamped, from the local Nephrologist.
  5. A letter from the leading Kidney Transplant Hospital in India.

About NHIF in Kenya

The National Health Insurance Fund was created in 1966 and it accommodates shifting healthcare requirements of Kenya’s population, employment trends, and industry restructuring. All Kenya citizens above age of 18 years are eligible for NHIF scheme. There are 100+ autonomous branches, satellite offices, and 50+ Huduma Centers across Kenya.

NHIF is a state corporation and Governed by NHIF Act No. 9 of 1998. All of the Fund’s members and their stated dependents must have access to medical insurance as part of the Fund’s fundamental mission (spouse and children).

NHIF Kidney Transplant Cost in India

NHIF Kidney Transplant in IndiaAverage Cost in USDAverage Cost in Kenya Shilling
Deceased Donor Kidney Transplants$13,500Ksh 1,620,000
Living Donor Kidney Transplants$14,500Ksh 1,740,000
Robotic Kidney Transplants$17,000Ksh 2,040,000

NHIF Kidney Transplant Process to India

Step 1: Collect all required documents for NHIF Kidney Transplant in India.

Step 2: Find the Best Kidney Transplant Hospital in India based on reviews, cost and success rate. Get Cost Estimate and Acceptance letter clearly mentioning kidney transplant receiver and kidney donor name.

Step 3: Apply for Kidney Transplant Approval in local NHIF Office

Step 4: Attend the approval meeting and furnish all required details

Step 5: If NHIF Kidney Transplant in India Approved, you will receive approval letter

Step 6: Apply for India Medical visa

Step 7: NHIF Advance payment to India Kidney Transplant Hospital

Step 8: Travel to India for Kidney Transplant

Why Kidney Transplant in India?

  • Kidney Transplant success rate in India is very high
  • Experienced Kidney Transplant Specialists
  • World-Class facilities at Indian Hospitals
  • Affordable Kidney Transplant cost in India
  • NHIF Kidney Transplant cost coverage in India
  • NHIF Insurance covering whole Kidney Transplant surgery
  • NHIF Covering Post Kidney Transplant Medicines
  • NHIF Covering Pre Kidney Transplant Test and Medicines

How to find Best Kidney Transplant Hospital in India

Send all latest medical reports of Kidney transplant patient.

Get Cost Estimate from multiple Hospitals in India.

Have Teleconsultation or Video Consultation with the Best Kidney Transplant specialist in multiple Hospitals

Compare each Kidney Transplant hospital in India based on Reviews, Cost and Success rate.

Choose the Best Kidney Transplant Doctor and Hospital.

Documents for NHIF Kidney Transplant

NHIF Kidney Transplant Documents are mentioned above.

Also you need following documents,

  1. Passport copy of Kidney Transplant Patient and Kidney Donor
  2. Other National ID
  3. Bank Account details
  4. Referral letter from treating Hospital and Kenya Nephrologist (Registered)
  5. Kidney transplant cost estimate from reputed India Hospital
  6. Acceptance letter from Kidney Transplant Hospital in India
  7. NHIF Card details
  8. Kidney transplant authentication documents

NHIF Kidney Transplant Application

You can get standard application for Kidney transplant in local NHIF office or online. You need to furnish all required details for Kidney Transplant in India. One patient should submit only one application.

NHIF Kidney Transplant Approval time

NHIF Kidney Transplant approval time is 2-4 weeks. Once you provide all required documents to local NHIF office, it’s forwarded to concerned authority in central office. Kidney Transplant application needs multiple approval hence takes time.

Once all concerned authorities approved Kidney Transplant application for India, same is sent back to local NHIF office. You can get the status of application from NHIF office.

NHIF Kidney Transplant Cost Coverage Limits

NHIF covers Kidney Transplant cost out of country. Many patients prefer to travel India for Kidney Transplant. NHIF Covers through Chronic disease fund upto Sh5 million or 33,000 USD.

NHIF Kidney Transplant Hospitals in India

Max Hospital, Saket

BLK Max Hospital

Apollo Hospitals

Fortis Hospitals

Manipal Hospital

Artemis Hospital

Medanta Hospital

Global Hospitals

Jaypee Hospital

Many more…

Kidney Transplant Process in India

First, the family should arrange to send us the latest Reports of the recipient and donor
to confirm their Eligibility.
Second, once confirmed need to send us the duly filled Preliminary Information Sheet
as attached.
Third, based on the information received we shall prepare the draft affidavit with
instructions, which needs to be signed, countersigned by Notary Public and Judicial
magistrate. This is mandatory requirement under the Organ Transplantation Act in India.
Fourth, come to the Hospital with the Donor and duly signed affidavits.
Once the Affidavits are ready the patient can come here for the Renal Transplant with
a Blood Group matched, I st Degree Blood related / Spouse, healthy Donor for the
Renal Transplant.
The Medical Records that needs to be sent to us are:

  1. Blood Group.
  2. Glucose Tolerance test.
  3. Urine analysis.
  4. Renal Function Tests.
  5. Ultrasound Abdomen concentrating on the Size of the kidney and architecture.
  6. Cross matching.
  7. Hepatitis B,C virus (HBsAg & HCV antibody).
  8. HIV 1&2.
  9. Height and Weight.
  10. Blood Group.
  11. Renal Function Tests.
  12. Hepatitis B,C Virus and HIV 1&2.
  13. Ultrasound Abdomen.
  14. ECG
  15. Echo.
  16. Cross matching.
  17. Height and Weight.

The Approximate Duration of Stay would be 3 – 4 weeks for the Workup &
Committee approval for the Renal Transplant, 10 Days in the Wards post transplant
and1 to 2 months for the follow up Post Discharge.

Kidney Transplant Package Details

The transplant can be planned purely based on the evaluation done at hospital.
Please find below the approximate quote for a Renal Transplant in India:
(A) Mandatory:
Renal Transplant Package 13,500 USD
*Conversion rate of 1 USD = INR 80
(B) Variable:
Pre Transplant Work up for Recipient & Donor on out-patient basis (if required) 1000 – 1200 USD
Anti-Rejection Injection (if required) 1200 – 2000 USD
Post-Transplant Medications (3 months) 1000 – 1200 USD
*Conversion rate of 1 USD = INR 80

  • (if required) = The above costs mentioned in Column (B) Variable is applicable on the basis of patient’s
    physical condition which might differ from patient to patient.
    Duration of Stay in the Hospital for the transplant procedure:
    Recipient – 12 days
    Donor- 5 Days
    The Duration of stay outside the Hospital (Recovery Stay):
    Recipient – 60 days
    Donor- 14 -21 days
    The Estimate Includes:
  1. Bed charges for 12 days
  2. OT & Anesthesia Charges
  3. Professional Charges
  4. Basic Investigations charges for 12 days
  5. Oxygen, Ventilation & ICU stay within 12 days if needed.
  6. General medications for Recipient & Donor
  7. Procedure Charges
  8. Three Dialysis (Pre-Operative)
  9. Stent Removal
  10. Doppler Scan

The Estimate Excludes:

  1. Bed Charges beyond 12 days.
  2. Checking for immunosuppressant drug level more than once, if needed.
  3. Special Medications other than the package.
  4. Investigation charges beyond 12 days.
  5. Other Special investigations.
  6. Oxygen, Ventilation & ICU stay beyond 12 days.
  7. Recipient work-up pre transplant (Please refer Column (B) Variable)
  8. Donor’s work-up pre transplant (Please refer Column (B) Variable)
  9. Stay outside the hospital is 4–12 weeks (both for Donor & recipient), cost of the same is not included in the above estimate and is payable on actual.
  10. Special diet will be provided at additional cost.
  11. Any outpatient consultations and medicines which are required during the follow-up will not be a part of the estimate.
  12. Anti-Rejection Injection (if required) (Please refer Column (B) Variable)
  13. Any special procedures such as Plasmapherasis etc.
  14. The cost mentioned is on approximation. The exact costs will depend on the patient’s general condition,
    stay in hospital & consumption of drugs.
  15. We will provide you with a complimentary pick up from the Airport.
  16. The visa extension/visa registration charges will have to be borne by the patient / attendant for their
    stay in India (as per the statuary requirements in INDIA). However, Hospital facilitates the aforesaid
  17. Please carry 10 passport photograph copies which would be required for visa formalities for each person.
  18. Travel expenses for visa formalities are not included in the above estimate and is payable by the patient.
  19. The above estimate will be valid for a period of 30 days from the receipt of this mail.
  20. Please forward the patients complete travel details at least two working days in advance so that we can
    make all the necessary arrangements to pick them up from the from airport or railway station.
  21. On arrival, the patient and attendants would need to register with the Police Commissioners Office. This
    will be coordinated by us.
  22. We make arrangements for Hospital Guest House/Hotel facilities at locations convenient to the hospital.
    Please feel free to contact us for reservations before your arrival.

Kidney Transplant Legal Documents in India

Please find below the documents that need to be carried by the patient (All in originals) in order to get
approvals to go ahead for the transplantation:

  1. Donor Identification letter from the Secretariat of the country of residence.
  2. Recipient Identification letter from the Secretariat of the country of residence
  3. Age declaration of Donor from the High Court of the country of Residence
  4. Age declaration of Recipient from the High Court of the country of Residence
  5. Relationship proof of the donor and recipient from the High Court of the country of Residence
  6. Referral letter from treating hospital of the country of Residence stating that the patient is
    referred to Hospital in India for the Renal transplant.
  7. Consent of Donor regarding no objection of donating the kidney from the High Court of residence
  8. Family photo preferably with all members of the family (Donor & Recipient has to be present)
  9. Family Tree document by the issuing authority in the country of residence.
  10. A witness (Spouse, Parents or Sibling) from each side has to be present in front of the State Committee for Organ Transplant for granting the approval.
  11. 30 Passport size photographs of the Donor, Recipient and 2 other family members travelling with
  12. Other documents will be done in India and will be coordinated by The International Patient Care team at Hospital.

Commonly Asked Questions

What’s NHIF Kidney Transplant cost in India?

NHIF Kidney Transplant cost in India is 13,500 USD.

What is NHIF Kidney Transplant success rate in India?

Kidney Transplant success rate is 99.5%.

How much does NHIF cover for Kidney Transplant in India?

NHIF Kidney Transplant covers till 33,000 USD or Ksh 5 million

How long does it take for NHIF Kidney Transplant approval?

NHIF Kidney Transplant approval time 2-4 weeks

Rate us and Write a Review

Your Rating for this listing


Your review is recommended to be at least 140 characters long

Show all timings
  • Saturday24 hours open
  • Sunday24 hours open
  • Monday24 hours open
  • Tuesday24 hours open
  • Wednesday24 hours open
  • Thursday24 hours open
  • Friday24 hours open

Your request has been submitted successfully.