The Equity Group Foundation has opened a new medical centre in Nakuru under the program EQUITY afia aimed to ensure quality healthcare services to the people at grassroot.
The medical centre located at Nakuru’s Resma Plaza, second Floor becomes the 8th centre t be opened under the EQUITY afia program after 6 centres and one centre in Nairobi and Nyeri counties respectively.
Speaking on Friday during the official opening ceremony of the Nakuru centre, General Manager Equity Afia Gilbert Muriithi stated that as a Foundation they are now focusing on creation of such centres that will see more quality and affordable healthcare services.
According to the Manager, the Nakuru centre besides offering healthcare services is also an avenue for employment with already 25 professional employed at the facility.
He added that they are also partnering with doctors who have undergone the Equity leadership program.
While reiterating the need for Kenyans to take seriously matters their health, the Manager Equity Afia said health matters should be owned by citizens by always focusing on improving their health through well being including the foods they consume on daily basis.
This he says will go a long way in ensuring a healthy nation which in turn will boost the economy.
The Equity Group Foundation according to Muriithi looks forward to set up more such centres in various towns to enable easy access to healthcare services.
“We are committed towards partnership and open even more medical centres in Nakuru and more so at grassroot level” said Muriithi.
Similar sentiments echoed by Dr.Korir Joan from Equity Afia the move will also help towards realizing the universal healthcare agenda of the national government.
While commending Nakuru for being second after Nairobi under the program, Dr.Korir stated that access to affordable and quality healthcare is paramount.
“This will help achieve the universal healthcare” said Dr.Korir.
Nakuru County Chief Executive member for Health Dr.Kariuki Gichuki who graced the event reiterating the county’s commitment towards partnering with like-minded people and investors in the health sector.
Dr.Kariuki calling for the need to start focusing on preventive mechanisms rather than curative as a way to deal with numerous diseases affecting Kenyans.
“Preventive measures is the way to go. As a county we are committed on matters health” said Cec Kariuki.
The Equity Group Foundation’s program EQUITY afia commenced in the country in 2016 and aims at ensuring quality and affordable healthcare services to the people and more so at the grassroot level.
Under the program, more centres are expected to be established in various counties in the country.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Nakuru County Chief Executive member for Health Dr.Kariuki Gichuki during the officla opening of the The Equity Group Foundation’s new medical centre in Nakuru under the program EQUITY afia on Friday.