Frontline Healthcare workers across the country are a lot to be motivated during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the pandemic was announced in Kenya, the frontline healthcare workers have continued to risk their lives towards the fight against the same with some having to work extra hours.
But very few Kenyans think of motivating the frontline healthcare workers who go an extra mile during this COVID-19 pandemic.
However, Nakuru’s Legacy Hotel has spotted the need and has moved in to ensure frontline healthcare workers especially those working at the Nakuru’s Level 5 Hospital COVID-19 Isolation Centre have lunch served at no cost to keep them going.
According to Legacy Hotel’s Managing Director Mrs. Alice Kiama, the gesture is not about business but just to motivate the frontline healthcare workers even as they attend to patients.
Addressing the media on Friday outside Nakuru Level 5 Hospital COVID-19 Isolation Centre, Mrs.Kiama added that the COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers should be motivated at all costs as they are key in flattening the curve.
She called on all corporates to stand with the COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers during this time.
“We are here just to motivate our COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers for the good work they are doing. All Corporates should step in” said Mrs.Kiama.
She is optimistic that with the role being played by healthcare workers in the country, the curve will flatten and business in the hotel industry will be back to normal.
Sentiments echoed by Legacy Hotel’s General Manager, Mr. Boniface Oduor.
He says such motivation of the frontline healthcare workers will go a long way in even improving the way the doctors handle patients as they will be stress-free.
“When we do this, it improves even how the patients will be handled. When we do this we also give hope to the healthcare workers and we will end up with a health society” said Mr.Odur.
The COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers at the facility on their part commending Legacy Hotel for the gesture.
Led by Deputy Chief Nursing Officer at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital Dr.Joseph Ndung’u,they said the gesture will motivate the staff who are working very hard in the COVID-19 solation centre at the facility.
“We have 50 medics who have benefited from the meals from the Legacy Hotel and ours is just to thank them for the gesture as it motivates us so much” said Dr.Ndung’u.