Ministry of Health Requirements for Approval of Radiation Therapy treatment in India

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

About NHIF in Kenya

The National Health Insurance Fund was created in 1966 and has since evolved to meet the changing healthcare requirements, employment trends, and sector reorganisation of Kenya’s population. The NHIF programme is open to all Kenyan nationals over the age of 18. Kenya is home to around 50 Huduma Centers, 100 autonomous branches, and satellite offices.

NHIF, a state corporation, is governed by the NHIF Act No. 9 of 1998. All of the Fund’s members and their declared dependents will receive medical insurance as its main goal (spouse and children).

NHIF Radiation Therapy Cost in India

NHIF Radiation Therapy in IndiaAverage Cost in USDAverage Cost in Kenya Shilling
Internal Radiation Therapy$4,500Ksh 540,000
External Beam Radiation Therapy$4,800Ksh 580,000
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)$5,500Ksh 620,000
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)$6,300Ksh 820,000
Proton therapy$5,300Ksh 600,000
Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)$5,600Ksh 630,000
2d conventional technique (2D CT)$5,800Ksh 680,000
Gamma Knife$6,300Ksh 820,000

NHIF Radiation Therapy Process to India

Step 1: Collect all required documents for NHIF Radiation Therapy in India.

Step 2: Find the Best Radiation Therapy Hospital in India based on reviews, cost and success rate. Get Cost Estimate and Acceptance letter clearly mentioning Radiation Therapy.

Step 3: Apply for Radiation Therapy Approval in local NHIF Office

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

Step 5: If NHIF Radiation Therapy in India Approved, you will receive approval letter

Step 6: Apply for India Medical visa

Step 7: NHIF Advance payment to India Radiation Therapy Hospital

Step 8: Travel to India for Radiation Therapy

Why Radiation Therapy in India?

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

How to find Best Radiation Therapy Hospital in India

Send all latest medical reports of Radiation Therapy patient.

Get Cost Estimate from multiple Hospitals in India.

Have Teleconsultation or Video Consultation with the Best Radiation Therapy specialist in multiple Hospitals

Compare each Radiation Therapy hospital in India based on Reviews, Cost and Success rate.

Choose the Best Radiation Therapy Doctor and Hospital.

Documents for NHIF Radiation Therapy

NHIF Radiation Therapy Documents are mentioned above.

Also you need following documents,

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

NHIF Radiation Therapy Application

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

NHIF Radiation Therapy Approval time

NHIF Radiation Therapy approval time is 2-3 weeks. Once you provide all required documents to local NHIF office, it’s forwarded to concerned authority in central office. Radiation Therapy application needs multiple approval hence takes time.

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

NHIF Radiation Therapy Cost Coverage Limits

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

NHIF Radiation Therapy 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…

Radiation Therapy Process in India

First, the family should arrange to send us the latest Reports of the cancer patient
to confirm their Eligibility for Radiation Therapy.
Second, once confirmed need to send us the duly filled Preliminary Information Sheet.
Third, based on the information received we shall prepare the treatment plan


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.
    Recipient:
  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 Radiation Therapy, 10 Days in the Wards post Radiotherapy
and1 to 2 months for the follow up Post Discharge.

Radiation Therapy Package Details

The Radiation Therapy can be planned purely based on the evaluation done at hospital.
Please find below the approximate quote for a Radiation Therapy in India:
(A) Mandatory:
NHIF Radiation Therapy Package 4,300 USD
*Conversion rate of 1 USD = INR 80
(B) Variable:
Number of Cycles required.
Post-Radiotherapy Medications (3 months) 1000 – 1200 USD
*Conversion rate of 1 USD = INR 80

Commonly Asked Questions

What’s NHIF Radiation Therapy cost in India?

NHIF Radiation Therapy cost in India is 4,300 USD

What is NHIF Radiation Therapy success rate in India?

Radiation Therapy success rate is 98.5%

How much does NHIF cover for Radiation Therapy in India?

NHIF Radiation Therapy covers till 33,000 USD or Ksh 5 million

How long does it take for NHIF Radiation Therapy approval?

NHIF Radiation Therapy approval time 2-4 weeks

Common Cancers Treated by Radiation Therapy,

Bladder Cancer
Breast Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Lung Cancer – Non-Small Cell
Lymphoma – Non-Hodgkin
Melanoma
Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Uterine Cancer

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
Adrenal Gland Tumor
Amyloidosis
Anal Cancer
Appendix Cancer
Astrocytoma – Childhood
Ataxia-Telangiectasia
Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome
Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome
Bladder Cancer
Bone Cancer (Sarcoma of Bone)
Brain Stem Glioma – Childhood
Brain Tumor
Breast Cancer
Carney Complex
Central Nervous System Tumors (Brain and Spinal Cord) – Childhood
Cervical Cancer
Childhood Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Cowden Syndrome
Craniopharyngioma – Childhood
Desmoid Tumor
Desmoplastic Infantile Ganglioglioma, Childhood Tumor
Ependymoma – Childhood
Esophageal Cancer
Ewing Sarcoma – Childhood and Adolescence
Eye Cancer
Eyelid Cancer
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
Familial GIST
Familial Malignant Melanoma
Familial Pancreatic Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor – GIST
Germ Cell Tumor – Childhood
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
Head and Neck Cancer
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer
Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Cancer
Hereditary Mixed Polyposis Syndrome
Hereditary Pancreatitis
Hereditary Papillary Renal Carcinoma
HIV/AIDS-Related Cancer
Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome
Kidney Cancer
Lacrimal Gland Tumor
Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer
Leukemia – Acute Lymphoblastic – ALL – Childhood
Leukemia – Acute Lymphocytic – ALL
Leukemia – Acute Myeloid – AML
Leukemia – Acute Myeloid – AML – Childhood
Leukemia – B-cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia and Hairy Cell Leukemia
Leukemia – Chronic Lymphocytic – CLL
Leukemia – Chronic Myeloid – CML
Leukemia – Chronic T-Cell Lymphocytic
Leukemia – Eosinophilic
Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer – Non-Small Cell
Lung Cancer – Small Cell
Lymphoma – Hodgkin
Lymphoma – Hodgkin – Childhood
Lymphoma – Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma – Non-Hodgkin – Childhood
Lynch Syndrome
Mastocytosis
Medulloblastoma – Childhood
Melanoma
Meningioma
Mesothelioma
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2
Multiple Myeloma
MUTYH (or MYH)-Associated Polyposis
Myelodysplastic Syndromes – MDS
Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer
Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Neuroblastoma – Childhood
Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Lung
Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Pancreas
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neurofibromatosis Type 1
Neurofibromatosis Type 2
Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer
Osteosarcoma – Childhood and Adolescence
Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Peritoneal Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Parathyroid Cancer
Penile Cancer
Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma
Pituitary Gland Tumor
Pleuropulmonary Blastoma – Childhood
Prostate Cancer
Retinoblastoma – Childhood
Rhabdomyosarcoma – Childhood
Salivary Gland Cancer
Sarcoma – Kaposi
Sarcomas of Specific Organs
Sarcomas, Soft Tissue
Skin Cancer (Non-Melanoma)
Small Bowel Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Thymoma and Thymic Carcinoma
Thyroid Cancer
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Unknown Primary
Uterine Cancer
Vaginal Cancer
Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome
Vulvar Cancer
Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia – Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma
Werner Syndrome
Wilms Tumor – Childhood
Xeroderma Pigmentosum

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