A new branch of Equity Afia clinic has been opened withing the CBD, bringing to twelve the network of the satellite clinics. The clinics are a network of franchised medical outpatient centres that strive to increase access to quality and affordable health services to Kenyans.
Speaking during the opening of the clinic 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 affordable access to healthcare in Kenya, enabling people to lead productive lives. We have standardized our services across all our clinics to ensure you have the same quality experience whether you are in Nakuru, Ongata Rongai, Nyeri or Nairobi CBD, “said Mr. Mbindu.
In Kenya and across the globe, medical costs continue to consume a huge financial budget for families. Locally, the cost of treatment can be too high limiting access to quality services.
Speaking on behalf of the Health Permanent Secretary, Ms. Susan Mochache; Manasseh Bocha, Chief Clinical Officer Ministry of Health said that Kenya has made remarkable progress in the journey towards Universal Health Coverage courtesy of collaboration from stakeholders in the health sector. He further urged other stakeholders to adopt cost effective health models that increase access to quality services.
In response to this growing need for quality, affordable and accessible health services, Equity Group Foundation launched Equity Afia in 2015. The clinics are NHIF accredited, allowing both the employed and the self-employed to access medical outpatient treatment under the national cover as stipulated by NHIF’s outpatient benefit scheme.
Additionally, the clinics have partnered with various insurance service providers in Kenya allowing acceptability across diverse consumers, businesses and communities.
Other than the new clinic located on Laxmi Plaza along Biashara Street , Equity Afia operates other satellites in Ongata Rongai, Thika, Buruburu, Kayole, Kawangware, Ruiru, Nyeri, Nakuru, Kahawa West, Utawala and Kikuyu.
Equity Afia clinics 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.