300,860 DONATED PPES

MTRH provides more PPEs as Covid-19 surges

Over 200 healthcare workers have contracted Covid-19 in the region, their safety top priority

In Summary

• More than 200 healthcare workers have contracted Covid-19 in North Rift counties. CEO Dr Wilson Aruasa says staff safety prioritised.

• 300,860 PPEs have been donated to frontline staff by Kenya Covid Fund Board and Equity Foundation.

 

CEO of MTRH Dr Wilson Aruasa (2nd from left) receives PPEs donated by the Kenya Covid Fund Board and Equity Foundation on November 17.
PRECIOUS PPES: CEO of MTRH Dr Wilson Aruasa (2nd from left) receives PPEs donated by the Kenya Covid Fund Board and Equity Foundation on November 17.
Image: MATHEWS NDANYI

Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret is providing more PPEs and other assistance to frontline healthcare workers following a surge in Covid-19 cases.

The North Rift region has recorded more than 200 Covid cases among healthcare workers. Hospital CEO Dr Wilson Aruasa said they are prioritising the safety of healthcare workers.

He said the Kenya Covid Fund Board and the Equity Foundation had donated another consignment of 300,860 PPEs.

 

It was the third consignment; the first two consignments were used up.

“As we continue managing rising patient numbers, we assure our partners we will deploy the gear appropriately," Aruasa said at the hospital while receiving the consignment on Tuesday.

He said the hospital continues to scale up monitoring and treatment.

Aruasa urged all members of the public to observe all preventive measures.

He said community transmission has risen to WHO's Level 4 and the hospital is continuously training frontline staff.

(Edited by V. Graham)