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Table 1 Annual cost of operating and organizing psychiatric services in Kenya (1 US$ = Ksh. 65 in 1998/99)

From: Cost of mental and behavioural disorders in Kenya

Cost items Cost (US$) Percentage
Personnel salaries 4,837,527 46.11
Fringe benefits 1,569,495 14.96
Transport operating expenses 39,867 0.38
Travel expenses 26,228 0.25
Utilities 281,166 2.68
Hospital boards, committees & conferences 17,835 0.17
Drugs 568,627 5.42
Food & cooking gas 750,126 7.15
Non-pharmaceutical supplies 118,551 1.13
Materials 257,036 2.45
Maintenance 91,274 0.87
Rents and rates 77,635 0.74
Annual capital cost 1,855,907 17.69
TOTAL COST 10,491,275 100