NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 16 – Stanbic Bank Kenya and partners have announced the arrival of a consignment containing 192 EC EC-Certified Humidified High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Ventilators at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Speaking on behalf of the partners, Charles Mudiwa Chief Executive Stanbic Bank Kenya said the acquisition of the ventilators was a private sector response to help the government fight the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Among the private sector partners who mobilised their resources to deliver on this contribution to the government include Base Titanium, Centum, Gulf Power, Valar Frontier and Africa Practice.
The ventilators will be officially handed over to the Ministry of Health who will oversee the distribution and management of the critical lifesaving equipment to various hospitals and medical institutions across the country.
Mudiwa said the medical equipment will also go a long way in strengthening the healthcare system in Kenya and assist in saving lives beyond the crisis as they will be used to improve the long-term capacity of the country’s healthcare.
“We have been working closely with the Kenyan government who have given us great guidance during the purchase and airlifting process,” Mudiwa said.
“With only 246 ventilators available in the country and with the current COVID-19 pandemic it was essential for like-minded corporates to partner and align resources to reach the scale and scope needed to fight COVID-19.”
The contribution made by Stanbic Bank Kenya through its partners is a significant boost to the ongoing interventions by the private sector to support health systems as well as vulnerable communities.
The partners urged the public to continue adhering to public health guidelines for self-protection and stopping the spread of the virus.