Kenya Healthcare Federation and Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) have handed over Personal Protective Equipment to Machakos County Government to help the residents to continue fighting against the Coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking during the Press Conference while receiving the donation, Dr. Alfred Mutua thanked the Private Sector for it’s great work in saving lives during this hard time. The governor also called on all Kenyans to be responsible and observe Covid-19 Guidelines strictly.
The KHF team was led by Chief Executive Officer Dr. Anastasia Nyalita, KEPSA Deputy CEO Martha Cheruto, KEPSA Public Private Dialogue (PPD) Specialist Maingi Muinde and Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops General Secretariat Jacinta Mutegi.
Opinion: Ensuring transparency and safety of health supplies in Kenya
The ministry of health and other health agencies should ensure kits and equipment given by donors to fight Covid-19 pandemic reaches counties and that there is collaboration by the devolved units to avoid diversion.
The health ministry should also announce any donation it makes to the counties.
The ministry should collaborate with KEMSA to ensure things run smoothly and that the signing and delivery of consignments is as planned.
Kemsa should ensure the distribution of the health supplies runs smoothly and the intended people are served at the intended time.
There is a need for all of us to join forces in containing the disease. We should all be well prepared to handle the disease and put in place necessary measures to prevent further transmissions.
The government should continue collaborating with non-governmental organizations to ensure essential health services continue during these challenging times and that health workers who are saving the lives of others are also protected.
The Ministry of Health should continue supporting and strengthening the health systems especially, both in the rural and urban areas, particularly in the delivery of PPEs and other Covid-19 health supplies in this hard time.