Safaricom Foundation has handed over personal protective equipment (PPEs) worth Kshs 1.5 million to health workers in Murang’a County in support of the fight against COVID-19.
The Foundation also supported the construction of an examination and antenatal room at Don Bosco dispensary in Makuyu at a cost of Kshs 1 million to boost maternal health care in the region. In addition, Ndakaini Dispensary received medical equipment worth Kshs 500,000 under Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative. The equipment include thermal guns, a blood pressure machine and nebulizer for asthmatic patients.
(TOP: Safaricom Head of Talent Management and HR Shared Services, Peter Njioka, with Murang’a County Women Representative, Sabina Chege (left) and Sister Catherine Lee (in Charge of Don Bosco, Makuyu dispensary), cut a ribbon during the handover of an examination and antenatal room. At a cost of over Kshs 1 million, Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu Initiative constructed and equipped this facility for the residents of Makuyu region in Murang’a County).
“We have seen COVID-19 spreading in the counties and the health workers who we rely on should be protected from infection while serving the public. That is why we have donated PPEs to more than 15 counties and we continue to identify where there is a need. We are also focusing on improving service delivery in maternal healthcare which is one of our key focus areas,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.
Murang’a County is among the 12 counties that have so far benefitted from Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative which is in its second phase.