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

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

About NHIF in Kenya

The National Health Insurance Fund was established in 1966 and adapts to Kenya’s population’s changing healthcare needs, employment patterns, and sector restructuring. All Kenyan citizens who are older than 18 are eligible for the NHIF programme. Over 50 Huduma Centers, 100 independent branches, and satellite offices are spread throughout Kenya.

The NHIF Act No. 9 of 1998 governs NHIF, a state corporation. The primary objective of the Fund shall be to provide medical insurance to all of its members and their declared dependents (spouse and children).

NHIF Liver Transplant Cost in India

NHIF Liver Transplant in IndiaAverage Cost in USDAverage Cost in Kenya Shilling
Orthotopic transplant$25,500Ksh 3,075,000
Living Donor Transplant$ 27,500Ksh 3,475,000
Split Donation$28,000Ksh 3,565,000
Auxiliary liver transplantation$26,500Ksh 3,355,000
Pediatric Liver Transplant$28,500Ksh 3,500,000

NHIF Liver Transplant Process to India

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

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

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

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

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

Step 6: Apply for India Medical visa

Step 7: NHIF Advance payment to India Liver Transplant Hospital

Step 8: Travel to India for Liver Transplant

Why Liver Transplant in India?

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

How to find Best Liver Transplant Hospital in India

Send all latest medical reports of Liver transplant patient.

Get Cost Estimate from multiple Hospitals in India.

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

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

Choose the Best Liver Transplant Doctor and Hospital.

Documents for NHIF Liver Transplant

NHIF Liver Transplant Documents are mentioned above.

Also you need following documents,

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

NHIF Liver Transplant Application

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

NHIF Liver Transplant Approval time

NHIF Liver 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. Liver Transplant application needs multiple approval hence takes time.

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

NHIF Liver Transplant Cost Coverage Limits

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

NHIF Liver 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…

Liver 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 Liver Transplant with
a Blood Group matched, 1st Degree Blood related / Spouse, healthy Donor for the
Liver Transplant.
The Medical Records that needs to be sent to us are:

  1. Blood Group.
  2. Glucose Tolerance test.
  3. Urine analysis.
  4. Liver Function Tests.
  5. Ultrasound Abdomen concentrating on the Size of the Liver 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. Liver 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 Liver Transplant, 10 Days in the Wards post transplant
and1 to 2 months for the follow up Post Discharge.

Liver Transplant Package Details

The transplant can be planned purely based on the evaluation done at hospital.
Please find below the approximate quote for a Liver Transplant in India:
(A) Mandatory:
NHIF Transplant Package 24,500 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.

Liver 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 Liver transplant.
  7. Consent of Donor regarding no objection of donating the Liver 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 Liver Transplant cost in India?

NHIF Liver Transplant cost in India is 24,500 USD.

What is NHIF Liver Transplant success rate in India?

Liver Transplant success rate is 99.5%.

How much does NHIF cover for Liver Transplant in India?

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

How long does it take for NHIF Liver Transplant approval?

NHIF Liver Transplant approval time 2-4 weeks

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