Standard Chartered Bank Kenya has partnered with AMREF Flying Doctors, to offer emergency medical evacuation service to Bank’s clients at preferential rate using a customized client system.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Chief Executive Officer Kairiuki Ngari said the partnership with AMREF Flying Doctors was very timely during this COVID-19 pandemic and is one of the Bank’s many initiatives to aid the Bank’s clients and the general populace wade through the COVID-19 storm.

“The period before getting medical attention in an emergency is crucial, and more so during a pandemic like this one. As a bank we wouldn’t like to see our clients exposed beyond what they can be able to manage. AMREF Flying Doctors is a reliable emergency medical evacuation company for many years and we have chosen them as a partner to fulfil that need for our clients,” Ngari said.

“Under this partnership, our customers who opt for AMREF Flying Doctors Maisha cover packages will receive up to 20{d59e984f9fbc5c09e4ab0305e27bfa5819922b7230cd324f89a660f78358ca33} discount for their annual subscription. For instance, for a KSh2, 500 package our customers who chose to buy the package will pay KSh2, 000 for the year,” He added.

Among the benefits the partnership will afford the Bank’s clients is a negotiated pricing on the AMREF Flying Doctors flagship subscription product – Maisha Air Ambulance Plan which will cost between KShs 2, 000 and KShs 24, 000 per annum based on the number of countries in the cover.

Dr Githinji Gitahi, the Group Chief Executive for AMREF Health Africa, noted the organization has the capacity to provide emergency medical evacuation services not only from Kenya, but across Africa.

“This is a noble initiative by Standard Chartered Bank and we welcome the bank’s clientele to subscribe to our evacuation services, which will come in handy more so during these trying moments,” Dr. Githinji said.