Equity Afia, a subsidiary of Equity Group Foundation, has launched a Medical Centre in Kahawa West to give residents access to comprehensive healthcare services.
This adds to the eight already existent operational clinics in Ongata Rongai, Thika, Buruburu, Kayole, Kawangware, Ruiru, Nyeri and Nakuru. The facilities by Equity Afia boasts laboratories, pharmacies and well-baby clinics.
The Kahawa West clinic opens barely two months after Equity Afia launched clinics in Ruiru and Nyeri. The two clinics started operations on 14th August.
Equity Afia is a network of franchised medical out-patient centres run by qualified and experienced doctors who have come together to provide healthcare to Kenyans.
Speaking during the launch ceremony in Kahawa West, Executive Director Equity Group Foundation, Reuben Mbindu said Equity Afia medical centres are National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) accredited, and they are meant to facilitate quality medical services to all Kenyans.
“Through Equity Afia clinics, Kenya is a step closer to achieving Universal Healthcare Access for millions of Kenyans that need it,” said Mr Mbindu
“The health facilities are focused on the well-being of communities with an aim of extending affordable medical services to all, without people having to dig deeper into their pockets,” he added.
These facilities have laboratories which are equipped with modern equipment and operated by experienced laboratory staff, a pharmacy with quality, affordable medication provided by pharmacy professionals, doctor’s consultation, nursing care services, and well-baby clinic.
The health centres also provide dental and optical services as well as specialist services which can be booked on request.
Since its introduction, Equity Afia has served and treated a total of Sh 150,000 clients for various health conditions.
A total of 150,000 clients have been served and treated for various health conditions at the Equity Afia medical centres thus promoting health.
Equity Afia was established by Equity Group Foundation (EGF) to respond to the growing need for affordable healthcare for by Kenyans. It is also providing a platform for alumni of the Equity Leaders Program (ELP) who are qualified health professionals to join the franchise and use their health expertise to transform lives and livelihoods of Kenyans.
Equity Bank offers support services like financing and other support for doctors wishing to set up such centres.
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