Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya on Friday received Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) from the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund Board at the Msambweni county referral hospital.
The assorted items to combat the coronavirus pandemic included surgical masks, gloves, goggles and sanitizers.
In his address after receiving the equipment from Equity Bank Chief Executive Officer Dr. James Mwangi, Mvurya applauded the noble job by the donors in making sure safety of health workers in his county was guaranteed.
Kwale, Kilifi and Taita have received PPEs worth Sh13 million from the Covid-19 Fund aimed at protecting the front line medical workers during the ongoing fight against the covid-19 pandemic.
Mvurya said that his county has made steps ahead in fighting the disease by procuring 340 beds to be distributed to various health centres across the county, meeting the standards set by the Ministry of Health.
The county boss has urged the public to continue to adhere to the safety protocols such as hand washing, social distancing and wearing masks in public places to contain the spread of covid-19.
On the other hand, Dr. Mwangi and a member of the covid-19 board commended the good job done by Kwale county government by setting aside a unique and well equipped covid-19 treatment centre at the Msambweni referral hospital as well as other hospitals in the county.
Dr. Mwangi said his team would strive to support the health workers to be safe and stay alive as they were the front runners against covid-19 disease.
In attendance were members of the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund Board Guru Davinsky, Taita Taveta Governor Granton Samboja, Dr. Chibanzi Mwachonda of Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentist Union and other government officials.
By Hussein Abdullahi