Safaricom Foundation has handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) 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 included: thermal guns, a blood pressure machine and nebulizer for asthmatic patients.
“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 personal protection equipment to more than fifteen 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 is among the twelve counties that have so far benefited from Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative which is in its second phase.