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Equity banks foundation donate PPEs to Nyamira county health workers

KNA      Equity Group Foundation has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to Nyamira County health workers through the Kenya Covid-19 Fund Board. 

            

Speaking in Nyamira on Wednesday while handing over the consignment of the PPEs to Nyamira Governor, Equity Bank’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO)  James Mwangi said that the PPEs were important to frontline medical workers as Covid-19 is still with us and protection of the medical workers is a paramount factor in containing spread of this global pandemic.           

           

 “The PPEs are an important measure of preventing frontline medical workers during the ongoing fight against the Covid-19 pandemic from contracting the highly infectious disease,” said Mwangi. 

           

The CEO confirmed that so far, 25 mission hospitals affiliated to Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) and the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) across the 47 counties have benefited from the group with PPEs. 

           

Dr  Mwangi further revealed that all the 47 County and nine National Referral hospitals have also been distributed with the PPEs for the past 18 months and assured that the exercise will continue for the same period of 18 months.

            

“We are very optimistic and hopeful that in three years’ time, we could have overcome and done away with this pandemic, and shall continue to support this programme for the next 18 months,” added Dr Mwangi.

            

However, Equity Bank CEO said their banking institution was equally hit by the pandemic as over 32% of their clients requested for financial support because the pandemic paralyzed their economic ventures because of restraints in normal business operation.

            

“As we do this, we have also been hit by this pandemic as 32% of all our clients have requested for financial some support ranging from rescheduling to extending their repayment period, asking for waivers and such requested have compelled us to grant their request because the effects of the pandemic were beyond everyone,” commented Dr Mwangi.

            

He appealed to Kenyans to adhere to the laid down protocols on prevention of the corona virus by the Ministry of Health (MOH) as the surest way to overcome the pandemic.

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