NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 9 – Football Kenya Federation Premier League and Division One sponsors BetKing have this morning donated oxygen tanks and assorted equipment worth Sh1mn to the Mbagathi Hospital and the Kenyatta Teaching and Referral Hospital.
The donation comes in handy especially at a time when there is a huge deficiency of oxygen tanks with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each of the two hospitals will receive Sh500,000 each worth of equipment from BOC gases.
“We have seen the dire effects that COVID-19 has had not only on our community but also our economy. The novel Coronavirus has invaded every part of our country without restraint. While as a community we are so separated from each other, the COVID-19 crisis is also revealing how much compassion and empathy we have for each other,” BetKing Kenya Country Director Ivana Ristic said.
“We receive this extreme kind donation from Betking Kenya with happiness because the need for oxygen in hospitals is up in the roof especially at this COVID times. The supply has been inadequate since COVID started and this will go a long way in dealing with the deficit,” said Mbagathi Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Lois Mutahi.
Derrick Mwangi, the Head of Marketing from the Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital said; “We want to thank BetKing and BOC Gases for this donation today. We are a COVID centre and so the need is so much and this will go a long way in seeing that we bridge the gap that we have.”
BetKing has also said it will continue supporting community initiatives in the country.