Kenyan manufacturer Pwani Oil has provided 122 handwashing kits and 70 cartons of soap for distribution to medical personnel in 11 counties.
This donation will go towards fighting the spread of Covid-19 among health personnel.
It was handed over to Kenya Progressive Nurses Association (KPNA) officials at the Coast Provincial General Hospital by Pwani Oil Commercial Director Rajul Malde,
Nurses working at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Mama Lucy Hospital and Mathari Referral Hospital in Nairobi are some of the expected beneficiaries.
Other helath facilities expected to benefit include Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Nakuru Provincial General Hospital and the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu.
Speaking after handing over the donation, Malde said Pwani Oil is committed to partnering with various stakeholders to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Kenya.
“We recognize that our health workers including nurses are at the frontline of providing care to patients and therefore need all the support they can get during this critical period,” said Malde.
KPNA National Secretary Triza Ireri said the donation will help improve the working conditions of its members.
“This is a difficult and challenging period for all of us and the gesture by Pwani Oil is therefore timely. I urge all Kenyans to embrace personal hygiene as a powerful weapon against the deadly virus and also exercise social distancing at all times,” said Ireri
Last week, Pwani Oil donated 150 handwashing kits to be used by the public in various major urban areas in the country.
Pwani Oil has donated an additional 20 hand washing kits to police in Kilifi County.
It has also partnered with the Kenya Ferry Services to provide soap at strategic entry points for use by thousands of commuters who use the ferry service daily.