Kenyans will now enjoy air and ground ambulance medical evacuation services at affordable rates within the Eastern African region, thanks to a partnership between AMREF Flying Doctors and Ecobank Kenya. Under the Maisha Emergency Medical Evacuation Plan, customers will access unlimited evacuation flights and ground ambulance transfers per year from just Ksh3,100.
Under the partnership, members of AMREF Flying Doctors’ Maisha plan including customers will have access to unlimited evacuation flights per year for medical emergencies and unlimited ground ambulance transfers within Kenya. They will also have access to AMREF Flying Doctors’ 24-hour control centre, staffed by qualified medical practitioners to provide medical advice, thereby eliminating the need for third-party intermediaries.
Speaking during the signing of the partnership at Wilson Airport on 23rd August, AMREF Flying Doctors Medical Director, Dr Joseph Lelo, said the initiative will go a long way in ensuring provision of affordable healthcare for all.
“We are delighted to partner with Ecobank Kenya to ensure that their clients have the necessary coverage during medical emergencies,” Mr Leo said. “Healthcare emergencies continue to stress families emotionally and financially especially in our part of the world.”
Maisha membership will provide peace of mind that the affected person will have timely and professional medical transport in an emergency. “This is a commendable initiative by the bank, and we urge Ecobank’s customers to enrol in our emergency medical evacuation plan, which provides low cost access to premium emergency transportation services,” he said.
Dr Lelo’s sentiments were echoed by Ecobank Kenya Managing Director, Ms Josephine Anan-Ankomah, who added that Kenyans have been experiencing challenges accessing medical evacuation services due to prohibitive costs, infrastructural challenges and lack of skilled resources.
“Access to medical emergency evacuations here in Kenya and across Africa remains a big challenge,” said Ms Josephine Anan-Ankomah. “We are greatly pleased to partner with AMREF Flying Doctors to help our customers and other Kenyans to easily access emergency ground and air evacuation services for proper medical treatment in Nairobi and elsewhere in the region.”
The Maisha Emergency Medical Evacuation Plan is available in five packages – Maisha Bronze, Maisha Silver, Maisha Gold, Maisha Platinum and Diamond – for as low as Ksh3,100. The packages cover evacuations within the Eastern Africa region.
Countries covered under the deal include Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Members have an option to include other members of their family to enjoy the same benefit as per the prescribed tariffs in the package.
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