12th February 2021... Equity Afia, the medical franchise of Equity Group Foundation (EGF) has opened a new medical centre in Muranga County, bringing the total number of outlets within its concession to 36. This will be the second clinic in the county after Equity Afia Kenol that will serve residents from Muranga and its surrounding environs.
The new medical centre which is located at ECN Building along Uhuru Street and managed by a qualified Consultant In-charge will offer residents a wide range of quality and affordable healthcare services including but not limited to; general consultation, dental services, optical services, dermatological services, paediatric services, nutrition services, specialised care in obstetrics and gynaecology and wellness services.
Speaking during the opening of the facility, Equity Group Board Chairman Professor Isaac Macharia noted that the opening of the Muranga franchise is part of a larger strategic plan that will see Equity Afia provide easy access to quality healthcare in the country.
“The Equity Afia network of clinics have been established with the sole purpose of taking healthcare services to the doorsteps of Kenyans. Equity Afia is offering quality care at affordable costs making it easy for you and me to see a doctor, get tests done and get treatment without having to travel far,” said Professor Macharia.
“EGF’s vision is to transform lives and livelihoods through its various social impact programmes. We understand that the cost of seeking treatment in Kenya and across the globe can be quite high thus affecting household incomes in many homes. With Equity Afia, more Kenyans will have access to affordable treatment whether they are paying for services using NHIF, other private insurances or from their pockets.” added Professor Macharia.
The Equity Afia franchise of medical centres have been established by alumni of the Equity Leaders Program (ELP) who have trained in the medical field and use the program to inspire each other, share ideas on how to grow and improve the franchise but most of all contribute to giving back to society by offering their skills and knowledge for the greater good of the community.
Other than offering treatment, Equity Afia as a franchise has invested in preventative healthcare by offering clients and the general public advisory services and creating time and resources for community health development programmes such as medical camps and the training of various groups such as teachers, child care givers and corporate institutions among others.
“Equity Afia is now closer to the people of Muranga and we commit to offer best of class services and at affordable costs thus promoting a positive health seeking behaviour amongst the population. We are open Monday to Saturday and we look forward to becoming your caring health partner.” said Dr. Amos Wairegi, Consultant In-charge Equity Afia Muranga.
Equity Group Board Chairman, Professor Isaac Macharia (left) cuts the ribbon to mark the official opening of Equity Afia Muranga medical centre. Looking on is Equity Group Foundation General Manager Health, Gilbert Muriithi (2nd left), Equity Afia Muranga Consultant In-charge, Dr. Amos Wairegi (2nd right) and Equity Group Foundation Executive Director, Reuben Mbindu (right). The opening of the new clinic brings Equity Afia’s network to a total of 36 clinics nationally.
Equity Afia Muranga dental technician Moses Njuguna (left) demonstrates to Equity Group Board Chairman, Professor Isaac Macharia (seated) how the dental station works. Looking on is Equity Group Foundation General Manager Health, Gilbert Muriithi (2nd right) and Equity Afia Muranga Consultant In-charge, Dr. Amos Wairegi (right). The opening of Equity Afia Muranga brings the franchise’s network to 36 clinics nationally.