Nigeria at 62: Sofri partners CarePay to provide discounted healthcare services


Sofri, a financial product of Links Microfinance Bank (member, DLM Capital Group), has partnered CarePay, a healthcare fintech, to offer up to 37.5 per cent discounted healthcare services to Nigerians.

The Corporate Communications Manager, DLM Capital Group, Chinwendu Ohakpougwu, said this in a statement on Friday in Lagos.

Ohakpougwu said that the offer was in commemoration of the Nigeria’s 62nd Independence day celebration marked annually on October 1.

She said that Sofri would provide all its Mastercard debit card users up to 37.5 per cent discounts at over 300 CarePay healthcare provider locations across Nigeria.

According to her, some of the participating healthcare providers include MedPlus, HealthPlus, Synlab, Smile 360 Dental, Reddington Hospital Group, Outreach Hospital Group and Lily Hospital Group.

Others were Paelon memorial, Subol hospital, Bee-Hees Hospital, Exclusive Dental, Amara Medicare, Shield Specialist Hospitals, Pure Snow Dental, Bethel Dental and Optilens Eye Clinic.

She added that Sofri, a subsidiary of DLM Capital Group, offers loans, savings, investment, and payment services to all Nigerians.

The Managing Director, Sofri, Mr Funsho Idowu, said that the discounted healthcare services were part of the corporate social responsibility initiative of Sofri toward fostering increased accessibility and affordability of healthcare services for Nigerians.

“It is very disheartening to find that many Nigerians cannot afford the healthcare services they need.

“So, we have partnered with CarePay to offer our Sofri Mastercard debit card holders up to 37.5 per cent discount on the CarePay discount card preferred provider network beginning from Oct. 1.

“This is a bold social responsibility project for our brand, and we are committed to making a significant impact on the healthcare and wellbeing of our customers,” he said

Also, the Managing Director, CarePay, Yomi Sule, said that the brand was delighted to work with Sofri to offer Nigerians affordable healthcare services in celebration of Nigeria’s independence.

Sule explained that there was no minimum spend and requirement as the discounts applied to all services and medical products offered by the healthcare merchants.

“To access the offer, customers must download the Sofri app, sign up for a Sofri debit card, and visit the brand’s social media (@banksofri) to access the list of CarePay healthcare merchant locations they can visit around them.

“CarePay’s healthcare discount business model allows financial services enterprises to embed healthcare benefits such as discounts, cashbacks, and telehealth into their value proposition.

“This will help to drive affordability of healthcare services for the customers and brand loyalty for the enterprises,” he said.