Equity bank has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to St Elizabeth Mission Hospital in Mukumu to enhance fight against Covid-19 in Kakamega County.
The PPEs included disposable gowns, nitrile gloves, surgical masks and respiratory for the protection of frontline health workers as they are at high risk of contracting the disease while handling patients.
Speaking during the handing over ceremony, Equity bank group CEO Dr. James Mwangi said that they decided to engage the Church in the fight against Covid-19 due to their professionalism and good management.
“The mission hospitals across the country are mostly Level 4 and just like the level 5 county referral hospitals, they are appropriate avenues for combating the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.
Dr. Mwangi disclosed that they have supported 57 county and national referral hospitals for the last one and half years with consistent supply of PPE and were now cascading to mission hospitals.
The CEO said they have earmarked Sh1.7 billion for covid-19 activities and an additional 60 faith-based health institutions would benefit in the next 18 months.
The banker appealed to citizens to continue observing the covid-19 containment measures including social distancing, washing hands with soap and wearing face masks.
By Maureen Muli and Sammy Mwibanda