Health care frontline workers in the country have been handed a lifeline after Safaricom stepped in to offer communication resources provided by Safaricom.
In a statement released today, Chief Executive Peter Ndegwa said medics will receive 12GB monthly data, 600 voice call minutes and 2,000 SMSs for a period of three months.
The telco will provide the health workers with resources equivalent to 195 terabytes of data, 10 million voice call minutes and 33 million SMSs.
The resources will be availed to the Ministry of Health, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund and frontline healthcare workers both at National and County level.
Safaricom PLC Chief Executive Officer says this is part of ongoing initiatives, currently valued at Ksh.6.5 billion to support customers and the entire country against Corona.
Cumulatively, the company will give for free 195 terabytes of data, 10 million voice call minutes and 33 million SMSs.
Safaricom says that the Ministry of Health, the Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund and frontline healthcare workers both at national and county levels stay connected as they fight the pandemic.
The Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund Airtime Support will include a one-off bundle of 50GB data, 3,500 voice call minutes and 10,000 SMSs to 15 members.
Health Ministry Headquarters Afya House and specifically the National Command and Control Centre will receive 100 Mbps internet.