Care International Kenya, an organization funded by the German Beiersdorf Company, Wednesday donated Covid-19 consignment worth Ksh 3.8 million to aid in the fight against Covid-19 in Kakamega County.
Speaking Wednesday during the event held at Kenafya, Kakamega, the County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Health Services Dr. Collins Matemba thanked the organization for the donation saying that it will go a long way in combating the deadly Virus.
Dr. Matemba observed that the number of patients in designated isolation centres in the County has risen sharply as compared to the past few weeks adding that the support has come at a timely moment as the Government steps up efforts to fight the Virus.
“As we receive this support from our partners towards the mitigating the spread of the Corona Virus, l urge all residents to remain vigilant and adhere to the health protocols as directed by the Ministry of Health,” Dr. Matemba advised.
According to Mr. Sos Mumo the Project Officer Beiersdorf, the objective of the organization is to promote patient resilience and recovery from the Covid-19 disease in the Western region.
“This is a two year project that addresses three major health interventions which include distribution of infection prevention & control equipment, supporting home based care and creating awareness and sensitization on Covid-19 through physical meetings and broadcast media,” he said.
The donation that included hand washing vessels, metal stands, automatic sanitizer dispensers, facemasks, gloves, instant sanitizers, thermo guns among others, will be delivered to 100 health facilities in Kakamega.
Later on Dr. Matemba received another consignment of 30 pulse ox meter equipment donated by the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). The equipment will be delivered to all Sub-County health facilities and will be used for children below the age of five. The CECM expressed his gratitude for the donation noting that it will help in reducing child mortality rates in the County.