By Martin Mwenga
The County Ministry of Health and Sanitation today received a consignment of assorted Covid-19 PPEs from Rotary International.
The donation comprised of dozens of coveralls, gumboots and caps to protect healthcare workers attending to Covid-19 patients receiving treatment at county health facilities.
Receiving the consignment on behalf of the ministry, the County Director of Health Dr Allan Owino said the consignment would greatly help facilities in dealing with the pandemic.
“We are grateful for the PPEs we have received from Rotary International. The kits have come at the right time since the country is still battling Covid19,” said Owino.
The director added that, despite being allocated about 30 percent of the total county budget, the ministry still needed more funding and donor aid to realize optimal healthcare service delivery across the county as it was a very expensive affair.
“Healthcare services are intensive on funding that’s why we readily welcome all the help we can get. This PPEs donation will ensure our facilities continue to provide uninterrupted Covid-19 mitigation services,” he noted.
Dr. Owino further urged the organization to extend it’s support to other areas of healthcare in order to supplement government efforts to provide quality and reliable health services to residents.
The director was accompanied by the County Pharmacist Dr Julius Ndetei and County Clinical Officer Robinson Katana for the brief event at the Kitui County Referral Hospital.
Anne Kimwele, the president of Rotary International – Bamburi Club, said the organization, though devoid of religious or political affiliation, consisted of professionals who have come together to impact the society through acts of goodwill.
Rotary International is a global charitable organization operating in the country.