The Aga Khan Health Services Kenya will open 10 new health centres in Coast region in the next three years in its commitment to deliver quality health services to the residents.
AKHS Kenya Chief Executive Officer, Mr Noorali Momin said there are currently 32 Aga Khan Health centres operating in various parts of the country, five others in Uganda and one in Tanzania.
Speaking on Friday evening during launch of a new centre in Nyali upper market estate, Mombasa, Mr Momin said establishment of more health facilities is part of the realisation of the long term vision of the Aga Khan Development Network in the country and other neighbouring countries.
“The Aga Khan Health services Kenya intends to roll out 10 new centres in the coast region within the next 3 years to fulfill our commitment to deliver quality services closer to the people,” he said.
Mr Momin added: “The opening of this centre is to providing access to quality and affordable healthcare to the people of East Africa…In Coast region, we have three centres, in Malindi, Mtwapa and now in Nyali,” said the CEO in his keynote speech.
He said the new Nyali Health Centre located off Malindi-Mombasa Road next to Naivas supermarket will bring closer health services to Nyali and other Mombasa mainland residents especially during emergency cases.
The outreach centre will offer a wide range of services including general consultation, comprehensive laboratory test, X-rays, ultrasound and offer on sessional basis cardiology, paediatric, gynaecology and orthopaedic services.
Mr Momin said all Aga Khan Hospital outreach health centres will offer quality and professionalism services and maintained at the highest level in line with the various international accreditation already awarded to the hospital.
“The hospital is currently pursuing a quality gold standard in the health industry-the joint Common International Accreditation which is very well recognised in the USA. We will extend the same accreditation to the outreach centres in the near future,” he added.
Others speakers during the function include the chairman of the Aga Khan health services, Kenya Mr Moyez Alibhai and Coast regional director of public service ministry Dr Anisa Omar.