Co-op Bank has donated Ksh100 million cash contribution to support ongoing efforts to combat Covid-19.
The funds are expected to be channeled through the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund and facilitate the purchase of ventilators which are considered crucial in the treatment of Covid-19, but are unfortunately in short supply globally.
In a letter signed by Group Managing Director Dr. Gideon Muruki , the bank said it has appreciated the gallant efforts of President Uhuru Kenyaata in leading from the front and rallying the country to come together as one in the fight against corona virus.
The bank further urged other organizations and other Kenyans to come to come together in support of efforts to combat the spread of the deadly virus.
The cash contribution by the Board of Directors and Staff of Co-op Bank is one of a kind as most organizations have been giving their support towards fighting the pandemic in kind.
As of Sunday, April 5, there were 142 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Kenya along with 4 full recoveries and 4 fatalities.
The government has been working to secure support to increase its capacity and ability to undertake various essential functions required for the country to effectively combat the disease.
Areas given priority include funding for medical diagnostic services, surveillance and response in addition to isolation, quarantine and treatment centers.