|AAR unveils Healthcare regional expansion plans|
|Written by Rose Muthami|
|Thursday, 20 September 2012 13:57|
AAR has announced plans to expand its healthcare arm of the business in the region. This is to improve accessibility and availability of Healthcare services to cater for the needs of its expanding client base.
With investments exceeding Ksh. 150 million, the first phase of this expansion will see 10 Health Centers opening in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in the next nine months. This is part of the regional expansion strategy which will see AAR continue to identify opportunities to establish a presence in markets across the continent.
Speaking while officially opening the newly refurbished Mombasa Health Centre, in an event graced by Mombasa deputy Mayor John Mcharo, AAR’s Group CEO Jagi Gakunju confirmed the group’s plans to contribute significantly to bringing healthcare as close as possible to where people live and work.
“We are committed to reaching new heights in delivering exceptional healthcare by investing in health services infrastructure and facilities in the region as we strongly believe in promoting meaningful ways of serving the community” said Jagi.
“In accordance to the region wide expansion plans, the Mombasa Health Centre will provide a range of comprehensive diagnostic services which include radiology, laboratory services, dental, gynecological, paediatric-, nutritionist and specialist consultation services among others.” added the Group CEO.
The CEO further confirmed that the company has invested in a new IT business system (PARAS) which is among the first to be implemented in Africa. The new system will support the expansion of Health Centers in the region and further enhance customer service. “The new system will see clients and staff manage queues, appointments, information and patient history. Since it is web based, it will be accessible from any Health Centre in the three countries” added Jagi.
He concluded by highlighting the contribution the new IT system will make given the nature of the business where real time information and connectivity is required.
Deputy Mayor John Mcharo added that the council was happy to celebrate the official opening of this health facility that will undoubtedly improve the quality of health provision for the people .He also called on other investors to consider the city of Mombasa assuring them of the council’s support.
Also speaking during the event, the Provincial Director of Medical Services Coast Region, Dr. Maurice Siminyu highlighted on how the private sector is assisting the government in provision of health services .He also appreciated that AAR Health Centers are open to all providing diagnostic, curative and preventative services at affordable rates.
|Last Updated on Monday, 24 September 2012 14:11|