Kakamega County Government has today received a consignment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) from Equity Bank worth Shs125 million. The delivery; KN95 face masks, surgical gloves, gumboots and gowns among others were received by the County’s Heath Services Executive Committee Member Dr. Collins Matemba at his KenAfya offices in Kakamega.Speaking during the event, Dr. Matemba thanked Equity Bank for the donation terming it a great boost in the fight against Corona virus that will go along way in protecting health care workers in the County. The PPEs received today will be distributed in the three Covid-19 isolation centres in the County; Kakamega, Mumias and Likuyani. Apart from the donation, the bank has also been carrying out training programs for health care providers.Equity Bank-Kakamega Branch Manager, Mr. Peter Akoyo accompanied by his Mumias Branch counterpart Mr Cleophas Nalianya, said the institution will also donate PPEs worth Shs 10 million to students persuing Dental medicine within the County’s learning institutions.In a report delivered on Thursday morning in a Chief Officer’s Covid-19 virtual meeting chaired by the County Secretary and Head of Public Service Madam Jacinta Aluoch Odhiambo, Kakamega recorded an additional 22 new Corona virus cases on Wednesday bringing the cumulative figure to 588 patients as of Thursday morning.Chief officers are encouraged to attend the daily meetings and provide useful information that will assist the Government in controlling and managing the spread of Coronavirus in Kakamega County.The County Multi-Agency Covid-19 Management Team on the other hand continues to effect best health practices of proper hand washing, sanitizing, social distancing and wearing of face masks while in public places with the aim of flattening the virus curve. On Wednesday night, 12 people were arrested in an impromptu night operation in Khwisero Sub-County for flouting the Ministry of Health Corona virus containment rules. A total of 217 people have so far been arraigned to court for the offence.
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