In a move to increase access to quality and affordable health services, Equity Afia has opened its 12th satellite clinic within Nairobi’s central business district (CBD). Located on Laxmi Plaza along Biashara Street, the new clinic targets individuals and corporates located in the CBD as well as the business community within Nairobi and its environs.
Speaking during the opening ceremony, Equity Group Foundation Executive Director Mr. Reuben Mbindu noted that the franchise was on track in its growth strategy.
“Equity Afia is committed to championing access to affordable healthcare in Kenya, enabling people to lead productive lives. We have standardized our services across all our clinics to ensure that our patients have the same quality experience whether they are in Nakuru, Ongata Rongai, Nyeri or Nairobi, “said Mr. Mbindu.
Equity Afia operates other satellite clinics in Ongata Rongai, Thika, Buruburu, Kayole, Kawangware, Ruiru, Nyeri, Nakuru, Kahawa West, Utawala and Kikuyu.
In Kenya and across the globe, medical costs continue to take a huge financial budget for families. This has limited the access to quality services among many Kenyans, forcing them to travel to other countries (mainly India) for specialized treatment.
In response to this growing need for quality, affordable and accessible health services, Equity Group Foundation launched Equity Afia in 2015. The clinics are accredited by NHIF.
Additionally, they have partnered with various insurance service providers, allowing acceptability across diverse consumers, businesses and communities. The clinics are managed by medical doctors who are beneficiaries of the Wings to Flyand the Equity Leaders Programmes. They offer comprehensive outpatient medical services including: doctor consultations, nursing care services, dental services, well-baby clinics, specialist clinics and diagnostic services through ultra-modern laboratories. Equity Bank supports the doctors wishing to set up such centres mainly through financing.