Checkups Medical Hub is set to launch its door-to-door healthcare facility in Lamu following the initial signing up of 400 households due to increased demand for quality healthcare services in the county.
Speaking to KNA during the launch of the tech-enabled nurse and doctor dispatch service across households in Lamu Island, Checkups Medical Centre CEO Dr Moka Lantum stated that the facility intends to provide health services by reaching residents at home.
“Our intention is to bring services closer to the people to reduce costs and long-distance travels,” he said.
Dr Moka further said that the dispatch facility will prioritize the improvement of public health systems through partnerships with the county government which is providing the Afya Mashinani Initiative.
He stated that the facility has so far reached out and signed 400 households in Lamu Island for the dispatch health facility service which offers door-to-door medical services ranging from diagnosing, testing, procurement, and delivery of medical drugs for residents.
“Our vision for Lamu is to provide affordable healthcare services by creating an efficient and appropriate health system that improves the health of individuals and populations in the low and middle classes within the county,” Dr Moka said.
On his part, Lamu Governor Issa Timamy welcomed the initiative stating that the model is a noble course towards the county’s pursuit to offer affordable healthcare services for residents.
He further called on Checkups medical hub to expand their scope and cover Hindi, Mokowe, and Mpeketoni towns which he said also have great potential for affordable healthcare cover.
By Amenya Ochieng