BAMBURI CEMENT DONATES COVID-19 GEARS

BAMBURI CEMENT DONATES COVID-19 GEARS

By Douglas Muriithi

Bamburi Cement Limited donated Personal

Protective Equipment (PPEs) kit to Machakos,

Kajiado, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties in

a bid to boost their fight against the

coronavirus pandemic.

The PPE kits contain N95 masks, surgical

gloves, coveralls, googles, face shields, and

shoe covers; some of the most essential items

required by healthcare workers treating

Covid-19 patients.

The donation will benefit a total of 11 health

facilities and Rapid Response teams across the

five counties including Machakos County

Referral Hospital, Coast General Hospital,

Kajiado County Hospital, Kwale County Hospital

and Kilifi County Hospital. Sub County

dispensaries that will benefit from the

donations include Mlalewa Dispensary

(Mombasa), Shanzu Dispenary, Athi River

Dispensary, Kitengela Dispensary and Vipingo

Dispensary.

Speaking during the flag-off of the PPE kits to

the five counties at the Bamburi Cement

Nairobi Plant in Athi River, Bamburi Group

Managing Director Seddiq Hassani noted that

Bamburi Cement Limited remains committed to

fulfilling their promise of supporting the

medical fraternity with PPEs to safeguard

health workers serving on the frontline in

mitigating the Covid- 19 pandemic.

“During the cheque handover to the Covid-19

Emergency Response Fund Board earlier this

year, we committed to continued support to

Covid 19 management efforts and therefore

with the escalating numbers of Covid-19 cases,

today we fulfil our promise with this donation to

our frontline healthcare workers who continue

to serve with fortitude by ensuring that they

remain safe while serving Kenyans. We value

their priceless role in battling Coronavirus,” said

Mr Hassani.

Mr Hassani added that the donation was one of

Bamburi Cement’s many initiatives aimed at

helping the country combat this global

pandemic, further reiterating the company’s

central role in supporting individuals and the

economy during this crisis and facilitating in

any possible way, a rapid and sustained

recovery.

“As a company we care for the community and

we are determined to be part of the solution to

this pandemic and make a difference for the

benefit of us all,” he said.

The Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) for

Health, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi who was present

at the flag off said, “I wish to thank Bamburi for

their generous donation and for their

commitment to supporting frontline health

workers during this time. As a government we

are confident that we are going to change the

course of this pandemic if we continue to test,

treat isolate, trace and mobilise our people in

the response. I am happy to say that every arm

of the government is working together to scale-

up critical measures,” she said.

Machakos and Kajiado County CECM and

Director for Health respectively who were

present to receive the donations, expressed

their appreciation to Bamburi Cement for the

supports noting that the scarcity of PPE is a

problem faced by healthcare workers as the

frontline in the fight against the COVID-19

pandemic in many hospitals.

“We sincerely appreciate the generous

contribution by Bamburi Cement to support our

efforts to combat COVID-19 pandemic. This

donation is timely especially at this time that

we are experiencing increased number of

Covid-19 cases in our County to the extent that

our resources are stretched. It will go a long

way in enhancing the safety of our health

workers,” said Machakos County Health CEC Dr.

Ancent Kituku Nzioka

“Thank you, Bamburi Cement, for equipping our

county frontline healthcare workers with the

requisite protective gear. This will for sure give

them confidence to freely attend to COVID-19

patients without fear or stigma. Your continued

support is laudable and a true testimony to the

dedication to serve humanity through thick and

thin,” said Kajiado County Director of Health

Ezekiel Kapkoni/

The PPEs donation is part of the KSh 15.6m

that Bamburi Cement has committed to

support the fight against the spread of Covid

19. The sum includes KSh 5 million that

Bamburi donated directly to the Government’s

Covid-19 Emergency Fund in July this year, with

another KSh 5.4 million going towards

supporting communities in Machakos, Kajiado,

Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties with water

tanks, face masks, sanitizers and other related

initiatives.

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