The County government of Nakuru has received the second consignment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) from the Kenya COVID-19 Fund Board and Equity Group Foundation.
Speaking when he graced the event at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital, Equity Group Foundation Chief Commercial Officer Polycarp Igathe noted that healthy healthcare workers are key to win the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
He noted that the PPEs which are part of the Sh1.1Billion Kitty of the Equity Group are meant to to inspire Medical workers as they go about their work amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The PPEs are meant to inspire our healthcare workers who have continued to sacrifice in the fight against COVID-19” he said.
Igathe once again assuring the healthcare workers of the improved quality of the PPEs which are manufactured locally in factories such as Nakuru based Bedi Investment.
According to the Equity Group CEO, 99 percent of the PPEs are produced locally in various factories in the country.
This, he said is a way to ensure that not only matters health are considered but also improving local businesses.
“We are not only tackling health but also improving businesses and that is why we have the PPEs manufactured locally” he said.
He commended what he termed is macro leadership of the national government saying it is key in transforming the Society.
“As Equity Group we shall continue to complement the Government’s efforts in various sectors be it health or education” said Igathe.
Nakuru County Director Medical Services Dr.Daniel Wainaina who received the PPEs on behalf of the County Government of Nakuru called on residents to continue adhering to the COVID-19 containment measures.
He stated, “If we fail to observe the containment measures we shall end up overwhelmed as healthcare workers.”
Dr.Wainaina noted that the second consignment is key in the whole the battle against COVID-19.
He also lauded the frontline healthcare workers adding that despite Nakuru having been reporting high cases in the recent, the response from county healthcare workers is notch higher revealing that none of staff at isolation centres has contracted the virus.
Sentiments echoed by Nakuru Level 5 Acting Medical Superintended Aisha Maina.