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Equity Afia Opens Clinic with AI-backed Diagnosis in Ngong Road

The medical centre has additional licensing to apply telemedicine in its day to day patient diagnosis.

Equity Afia has opened a new branch in Ngong Road that uses modern technology to diagnose, treat and manage patient care. The clinic’s visual acuity test now incorporates the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabling the optometrist to diagnose and interpret the overall vision of a client.

The technology will complement an optometrist’s expertise with AI capabilities that analyse multiple patient eye scans and patient’s medical history thus giving a diagnosis that has proven to be 99% accurate with the other manual visual acuity scans or tests.

The medical centre has additional licensing to apply telemedicine in its day to day patient diagnosis. A service that will allow clients to get an additional trusted opinion from other industry experts.

The facility is working with top local teaching and referral hospitals and other international hospitals in Canada and Australia. Equity Afia Ngong Road medics can now get secondary opinion by speaking to other professionals and examining a patient’s medical history and test results.

Equity Afia customers can now get secondary opinion from other trusted specialists in Kenya and across the globe.

Gilbert Muriithi, GM Equity Afia

Commenting during the opening of the clinic, Equity Afia General Manager Health Gilbert Muriithi said, “Incorporating technology in medical diagnosis will allow our clients to have additional choices in their health-seeking behaviour. ”

Further to the use of AI and telemedicine, the new clinic has diversified its offerings to offer pharmaceutical delivery services and home-based care medical services. Solutions that seek to increase efficiency and enhance customer experience.

As part of enhancing customer experience turnaround time, a dedicated Equitel line has been set aside through which customers can, in liaison with the facilities engage insurance for advance pre- authorization of prescriptions and procedures, book appointments and have their medicine and other supplements delivered to their door steps.

“Our home-based care medical model will allow us to increase efficiency by enabling us to collect samples from our clients, offer nursing services such as care for diabetes patients, post-partum care for mothers and babies and medical consultation from the comfort of their homes and offices as part of our sustained patient management and care.” said Dr. Benson Karimi, Medical Officer In-Charge Equity Afia Ngong Road.

Equity Afia has opened four other new medical centres in South B, Kitui, Juja and Pangani bringing the franchise’s network to 41. Using the Hub and Spoke franchise model, Equity Afia is focussed on increasing access to medical services across Kenya in both urban and rural locations.

Equity Afia is an initiative under the Equity Group Foundation that is using franchising principles to train and mentor a network of medical entrepreneurs, who are qualified alumni of the Equity Leaders Program (ELP). The main goal is to ensure sustained improvement of the health and well-being of Kenyans by increasing access to and utilization of quality, affordable and standardized healthcare.

 

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