Kaelo healthcare provider hopes that its Dis-Chem partnership will benefit many


Dis-Chem acquired a 25% stake in private healthcare provider, Kaelo Holdings, for R195-m. The Competition Commission has approved the transaction in October, paving the way for the partnership to become effective this month, reported Business Report (4 Nov 2021). According to CEO, John Jutzen, Kaelo hopes its partnership with Dis-Chem will make it easier to reach the 12-m employed South Africans, and their dependants, who don’t have medical aid cover. Customers will be able to sign up at Dis-Chem pharmacies as opposed to only via payroll deductions. He said the Dis-Chem transaction made it possible for the company to provide customers directly with their products through online or call channels.

The company offers products in the range of R600 down to R200 per person per month.

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