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Equity Afia Clinics expand National footprint to 9 counties

So far, the 26 Equity Afia medical centres are distributed in 9 counties. 

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Equity Afia Imara Daima front office Representative Caroline Kariuki (Behind the desk)attends to a patient at the newly opened Imara Daima Medical Centre.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Equity Afia, the medical franchise of Equity Group Foundation, has opened three new medical centres in Naivasha,Kisumu and Imara in its quest to offer quality healthcare services to more Kenyans.

The opening of the three new clinics now brings the total number of centres within the Equity Afia umbrella to 26.

The three medical centres are located at strategic locations that are easily accessible by all.

Equity Afia Naivasha medical centre is located at Lemacy Building within Naivasha’s CBD and the Imara Daima medical centre is located at the Equity Afia Building, along Cosmas Ndeti Road.

In Kisumu, the new medical centre is located at Kondele Business Centre along the Kisumu-Kakamega Road.

The opening of the new centres is in pursuit of Equity Afia’s commitment to offering quality and affordable medical services to all Kenyans from all regions of the country thus furthering and supporting the country’s agenda towards Universal Health Coverage.

Commenting on the opening of the three new clinics, Equity Group Foundation Executive Director, Reuben Mbindu  said,  “From the onset, we have always envisioned that Equity Afia would grow to have a national reach in order to increase access to quality and affordable healthcare because a healthy nation is a productive nation.”

“Residents of  Naivasha, Kisumu and Imara Daima can now seek medical consultation at the Equity Afia medical centres, as well as enjoy a full range of comprehensive outpatient medical services at affordable costs. By increasing our outpatient outlets and offering affordable services, Equity Afia is promoting easy access thus increasing a positive health-seeking behaviour” added Mbindu.

So far, the 26 Equity Afia medical centres are distributed in 9 counties.

That is ten clinics in Nairobi County, six clinics in Kiambu County and three clinics in Kajiado County.

The clinics are situated in Mombasa County, Meru County, Kakamega County, Nyeri County and Kisumu County with each having one clinic respectively, while Nakuru has two clinics.

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Kenya’s COVID-19 infections surpass 10,000 mark

According to the Ministry of Health, the number of deaths stand at 185 after one more patient succumbed to the virus.

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COVID-19 Update

The national COVID-19 cases now stand at 10,105 after 379 more people tested positive from a 7,050 sample size in the last 24 hours.

Nakuru County recorded 5 cases where 4 are in Naivasha sub-County and 1 in Nakuru Town West sub-County. The region now has 135 cases with Naivasha sub-county leading with infections, a fact attributed to long-distance truck drivers.

Cumulatively, 215,037 tests have been conducted since Kenya’s first case of COVID-19 was announced on March 13

Out of today’s cases, 376 are Kenyans while 3 are foreigners with 253 being males and the rest females. The youngest is 2 years while the oldest is 97 years.

49 people have recovered and discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 2,881.

According to the Ministry of Health, the number of deaths stand at 185 after one more patient succumbed to the virus.

In terms of counties, Nairobi leads with 209, Kiambu 49, Busia 38, Migori 19, Mombasa 16, Kajiado 12, Uasin Gishu 8, Lamu 6, Machakos and Nakuru 5 each, Narok, Wajir and Kisumu 2 each and Garissa, isiolo, Kericho, Nyamira, Nyeri and Trans Nzoia 1 each.

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Free COVID-19 test program for hotels & bars staff lands in Naivasha

So far 3,574 people have been tested whereby 77 returned positive COVID-19 results. Naivasha sub-County has the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases, an aspect attributed to long-distance truck drivers.

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A hotel worker undertakes a COVID-19 test at Kwa Gitau in Rongai. Photo/Suleiman Mbatiah

The free Nakuru County COVID-19 testing program for workers in the hospitality industry (hotels, bars and restaurants) moves to Naivasha sub-County tomorrow.

Samples collection will be done at Naivasha sub-County Hospital and only workers whose owners and managers have applied and their premises assessed for public health conformity will be tested.

In April, Governor Lee Kinyanjui instructed the Department of Health to test the workers for free to cushion the sector against the negative economic effects of the pandemic.

So far, over 1,000 waiters, cooks, bartenders, cleaners, cashiers from Molo, Kuresoi North, Njoro, Rongai, Nakuru Town East, and Nakuru Town West sub-counties have been tested.

Six workers have tested positive for the COVID-19, isolated and are being managed whereupon recovery, hospital bills will be cleared by the County Government of Nakuru.

The program will extend to other sub-Counties in the coming days. Business owners are advised to apply for the free tests at the Department of Public Health headquarters in Nakuru Town

So far 3,574 people have been tested whereby 77 returned positive COVID-19 results. Naivasha sub-County has the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases, an aspect attributed to long-distance truck drivers.

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Governor Lee cautions Nakuru residents against rising COVID-19 cases

This is a worrying trend that will require deep personal reflection by all

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Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui.PHOTO/NGPU.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has called on all Nakuru residents to exercise utmost caution to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection.

Through a press statement, Kinyanjui said surveillance for  the spread of COVID-19 in Nakuru County indicates a sharp increase in confirmed cases over the last few weeks.

He noted this is a worrying trend that will require deep personal reflection by all.

“If wea our personal behaviour and attitude, we can manage the spread of the disease.As daily national cases hit new records, it is clear the worst is yet to come.This is therefore a call to all Nakuru residents to exercise utmost caution to reduce the risk of infection” Said Kinyanjui.

The county boss adding that even as the county prepare more isolation beds, it is clear that only a few will access the health facilities.

According to Kinyanjui, increased infections  will pressure the healthcare system to beyond capacity.

It is for this reason that Kinyanjui has called upon everyone to play their part to prevent the spread of the disease.

 

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