By Daisy Okanga | The first consignment of Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) worth Kshs 237,218,300.00 are set to be distributed to public hospitals.
The distribution of locally manufactured PPEs come four weeks after Equity Group Foundation announced a Ksh 1.1 Billion investment in partnership with Mastercard Foundation.
The Board through its Health and Procurement Committees is coordinating the sourcing, quality assurance and distribution of PPEs for frontline healthcare workers at designated COVID-19 management hospitals.
Speaking during the flag-off ceremony CEO Equity Bank Dr, Mwangi, who Chairs the Health Committee of the COVID-19 Fund Board said, “by coming together to provide PPEs this initiative has allowed for economies of scale, proper identification of the national priorities for PPEs and guarantees efficient and effective coordination while eliminating duplication of efforts in the provision of PPEs for public health care workers in the country.”
The investment was committed to the Kenya COVID-19 Fund creating an effective and efficient collaboration between the Ministry of Health, The Kenya COVID-19 Fund and Equity Group Foundation for execution
The PPEs consist of Goggles, face shields, surgical gowns, nitrile gloves, surgical masks, N95 respirator masks, head covers, gumboots, medical scrubs and shoe covers.
The Kenya COVID-19 Fund Board flagged off the first consignment of locally manufactured PPEs to public hospitals in Kenya in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Equity Group Foundation (EGF).