- April 8, 2021
AMREF Flying Doctors has today signed a partnership with the National Bank of Kenya to provide air evacuation and ground ambulance services for its customers, in case of a medical emergency.
The service, dubbed Maisha Air Ambulance Plan, entitles customers to unlimited evacuations and transfers from anywhere within Kenya or parts of the Eastern Africa region. Customers can choose from amongst different categories, including Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. To sign up for the service, customers are required to subscribe for different categories, at a rate of between KSh2,300 and KSh10,500 annually.
Speaking during the launch of the service, National Bank’s Managing Director Paul Russo said: “We are continuously focusing on intricacies touching on our customers, their businesses in general, as well as different industries and sectors. We are doing all it takes, including striking strategic partnerships to unlock more value for Kenyans.”
“Health is wealth. One of the best ways that we can protect our wealth is by paying keen attention to our health and well-being. As we work towards helping our customers meet their financial aspirations, we want to ensure that their health is safeguarded too. It augments our existing offering for health insurance; and is anchored on our desire to deliver added value to customers”.
The Maisha Air Ambulance Plan is available for the bank’s retail, corporate and MSME clients. It also grants them direct access to the AMREF Flying Doctors’ 24-hour control centre for medical advice provided by qualified practitioners. They also enjoy access to the air ambulance provider, without having to go through third-party intermediaries.
AMREF Flying Doctors has been offering air medical evacuation and ambulance services in Africa over the last 60 years.
The Chief Executive Officer of AMREF Flying Doctors’, Stephen Gitau said: “We are pleased to partner with National Bank to guarantee the safety of their clients in case of a medical emergency. This draws from our long and rich experience and track record of delivery speedy quality service”.
The cover does not cover out of hospital treatment of mild injuries and illnesses; acute condition at the time of signup; inpatient medical cost; war, political violence and civil unrest; search and rescue; criminal activity; and contamination (biological or chemical).
About AMREF Flying Doctors
AMREF Flying Doctors is a subsidiary of Amref Health Africa, the largest Africa-based International Non-Governmental Organization founded in 1957 in Kenya. Since then, the organization been involved in health care projects throughout Eastern Africa, one of which is their Air Ambulance Service.
Today, AMREF Flying Doctors provides air evacuation services in medical emergencies as well as air ambulance transfers between medical facilities. Patients can also be repatriated to Europe, Asia and North America by Air Ambulance jet or a medical escort provided on commercial carriers. With a fleet of five fully-owned aircraft, patients can be evacuated from anywhere on the African continent to anywhere in the world.
AMREF Flying Doctors is on the 13th year of accreditation by the European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI) and has twice been a recipient of the ITIJ Air Ambulance Provider of the Year Award.
AMREF Flying Doctors is in its 13th year of European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI) accreditation and has twice been named ITIJ Air Ambulance Provider of the Year.
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About National Bank of Kenya
National Bank of Kenya is a fully-fledged Commercial Bank and is a subsidiary of KCB Group Plc. Established in 1968 to boost Kenyans’ access to finance, it has grown to be one of the largest commercial banks in the country with a growing network of 85 branch outlets across the country, over 1500 ATMs and electronic channels of Mobile and Internet Banking. In September 2019, the Bank became a subsidiary of KCB Group Plc following a successful acquisition. National Bank participates in Corporate Banking, Business Banking, Retail Banking and Islamic Banking with an extensive portfolio of products and financial solutions tailored for the requirements of a broad spectrum of customer segments it serves. For more information, please contact: www.nationalbank.co.ke.
In case of any queries/clarification, please contact Judith Sidi Odhiambo – KCB Group Head of Corporate Affairs; email: [email protected].