The Equity Bank( Kenya) Ltd today October 8 , 2021 made a fourth gesture to Moi Teaching Referral Hospital (MTRH) by donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for use by frontline staff in management of patients and for protection against infections.
Speaking shortly after receiving the PPEs, Hospital CEO Dr. Wilson K. Aruasa, MBS, EBS, lauded the partnership between the two institutions that dates back to the era before the COVID-19 pandemic .
The Equity Bank Director of Trade & Working Capital, Mr. Kennedy Shimekha, who handed over the donation said the Bank is committed to supporting the health sector through PPE donations and the work done by Afya Medical Franchise across the country, Equity Afya.
He said the prudent utilization of resources by MTRH is the primary motivating factor that has seen the Bank make its fourth donation of PPEs.
The Bank’s Rift Valley General Manager Stanley Ng’ang’a said they are inspired by the level of integrity and proactivity at MTRH, noting that the leadership style should be emulated by all institutions.
MTRH CEO said the two institutions largely serve the same market segment of clients where, while the Bank operates robust branches in areas with huge populations that seek medical care at MTRH.
Dr. Aruasa highlighted the crucial role of custodian Equity Bank plays in managing the MTRH Staff Pension Scheme by offering custodial services to a fast growing pension fund. Similarly, Equity Bank provides personal banking services for a huge segment of MTRH staff population.
He said the donated PPEs would be deployed prudently and in line with the Hospital’s Core Values.
The CEO added that proper deployment of protective gear made it possible for MTRH to manage 70% of COVID-19 cases at home .
He also lauded support from the Ministry of Health, The National Treasury & Planning, National Assembly and partners like Moi University, Indiana University through the pandemic. MTRH has procured, installed, tested and commissioned East Africa’s biggest hospital-based Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Generating Plant(OGP). Equally, in MTRH oxygen is now piped to each patient bed through Bed Headed Units(BHUs).
The event was attended by MTRH staff who included; Director Nursing Services Mr. Titus Tarus, Deputy Supply Chain Manager Mr. Julius Oraro, Supply Chain Department Staff and the point person on MTRH-Equity Partnership, Ms. Emmy Sirma amongst other MTRH and Equity Bank( Kenya) Ltd Staff.