To extend the availability of quality healthcare services, the Aga Khan University Hospital , Nairobi , has opened a medical centre in Kitengela. The medical centre will provide primary healthcare services, on-site laboratory testing using fully automated equipment for excellent quality, safety and a short turn around time. There is a well stocked pharmacy with a wide range of medicines to match the doctor’s choice of treatment. The drugs are dispensed by registered and experienced pharmacists. The clinic is located at Milele Centre next to Diamond Trust Bank on Namanga Road and is open from Monday to Saturday. Jean Thairu, the Outreach Services manager explained, “In the past year, the Aga Khan University Hospital Outreach Programme opened two clinics in Kiambu and Prestige Plaza .
The Kitengela facility brings the total of these Outreach medical centres to fourteen.” “Other Medical centres include; Town clinic at Jubilee exchange building, Prestige clinic at prestige plaza Ngong Road, Burubru clinic at fairlane building above Uchumi supermarket Buruburu, Naivasha clinic next to Wambuku Hotel Naivasha, Ongata Rongai clinic at Ongata Mall and Kiambu clinic at Standard Chartered bank Kiambu Town.” “The Outreach programme was established to create wider access to quality, affordable primary healthcare. Our research has shown that the people of Kajiado South and its environs need this healthcare service close to them.”
Other services available through Aga Khan University Hospital ‘s Outreach Programme are on-site testing laboratories and a laboratory collection centre.These outlets offer routine and specialized laboratory investigations and are equipped with high end chemistry and haematology analyzer machines that can run 72 tests per hour. These on-site facilities include Thika Satellite Laboratory located at the Thika Arcade Building , Nakuru Satellite Laboratory situated at Riva Business Centre, Eldoret at Eldo Mart Doctor’s Plaza, Machakos Laboratory at Kitanga House. And Eastleigh Phlebotomy center at Amal plaza.
Source: Coast Week