Equity Afia opens new branch in Embakasi

Faith Kilele (second right) an optometrist at Equi

Equity Afia has opened doors to its 13th clinic in Nairobi’s Embakasi area, giving residents access to quality, affordable and comprehensive healthcare services.

The new Equity Afia medical center is located at the Embakasi Medical Centre, within Tassia estate, along Fedha Road near Tumaini Supermarket.

In celebrating its launch, the medical facility will be holding free medical camp from 16th March to 31st March 2020 and shall be offering select services including diabetes & hypertension screening, BMI measurement, nutrition consultation & counselling, and weight management services.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, National Police Service Director of Medical Services, Dr. John Kibosia recognized the role played by the private sector in increasing access to quality and affordable medical services to Kenyans.

Dr. John Kibosia who was the chief guest during the event congratulated Equity Afia in complimenting the government in its efforts to meet the universal quality, affordable and standardized healthcare pillar of the agenda four.

He added that the Government supports partnerships and efforts geared towards the achievement of Universal Health Coverage. Equity Afia would be a great partner in offering quality and affordable healthcare services for servicemen and their dependents as well as the community at large.

“We are happy that Equity Afia has responded to the needs of most Kenyans and will complement the services offered by Government, faith-based and other private medical facilities.” he said.

The clinics operating under Equity Afia franchise are currently operational in the major towns of Nairobi, Nyeri, Kiambu and Nakuru, and is on a mission to expand strategically into the satellite towns of Nairobi and eventually the whole country.

So far, the clinics are available in Ongata Rongai, Thika, Buruburu, Kayole, Kawangware, Ruiru, Nyeri, Nakuru, Kahawa, Utawala, Kikuyu, Nairobi CBD and now in Embakasi.

Equity Afia clinics have so far employed almost 200 full-time employees who have served over 160,000 patients.

Speaking at the event, Mr. David Nyamu, Director Marketing at Equity commented saying the foundation has a database of over 350 alumni with training in various areas within the medical field and they are determined to invest in the improvement of the healthcare sector in Kenya.

“We hope to tap into this resource in an effort to increase access to quality healthcare services,” said the Bank Executive.

On his part Mr. Gilbert Mureithi who doubles up as the General Manager of Equity Afia challenged Medical professionals who have gone through their programme to take the up the initiative to start the clinics.

“Our target is to open up 50 new clinics all over the country if not more a number which can be surpassed with dedication and commitment,” he noted.

Dr Anthony Kinyanjui, the CEO of the branch appealed for more support from the community urging them to enjoy the efficient and affordable service.

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