Penda Health, Phillips ink deal to offer medical services to vulnerable communities
Penda Health has entered into a new deal with Phillips Foundation to offer X-ray and Ultrasound services to over 250,000 patients every year in the country.
Other specialist services offered in the branch include physician, gynaecologist, and paediatrician consultations, dental services, advanced ultrasound, advanced diagnostics and lab tests.
The services will be offered at Penda Health, Kimathi Street branch in Nairobi.
“Through this partnership, we aim to provide quality healthcare to the communities that fall within the low to mid-income level in the socio-economic pyramid. Our intention is to work together with Philips Foundation towards more cooperation as we venture into the future in line with our goals,” said Penda Health Chief Operating Officer, Karim Moldeina.
In addition to the X-Ray, Penda Health and Phillips Foundation will explore the use of handheld ultrasound (Lumify) technology in Kahawa West and Umoja 2 branches.
This is aimed at improving the quality and reliability of ultrasound results, by using a cloud-based quality control system.
It is also expected to reduce the cost of providing individual ultrasounds by having the clinicians administer the ultrasound, with support from the cloud instead of a dedicated ultrasound technician to be called to the centre to perform examinations.
“Penda Health is one of the fast-growing, highly professional chains of outpatient healthcare centres and services in Kenya. We are impressed by Penda’s professionalism and the ambition to provide quality services at scale to populations in low and middle-income categories. We believe that with this collaboration, which helps to overcome the obstacle to cover for investments in equipment up front, we can help enable Penda to fulfil its ambition to grow the number of hubs and spokes. We look forward to a long term partnership!” said Phillips Foundation Director Margot Cooijmans.
Penda Health was launched in 2012 and operates a chain of 19 high-quality and affordable medical centres across the country.